§ Mr. French
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what is(a) the longest time, and (b) the average time taken to respond to requests for leaflets from the Department of Health and Social Security leaflets centre, Government Buildings, Honey lane, Stanmore; and if supplies of all current leaflets are held in stock.
§ Mr. Portillo
I refer my hon. Friend to my replies to the hon. Member for Preston (Mrs. Wise) on 21 June, at column 537, and the hon. Member for Lewisham. Deptford (Ms. Ruddock) on 22 June, at column 582. Normally the average time is four weeks; currently most orders are taking 10 weeks to process.