asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why it took him until 13 February to reply to a letter dated 13 January from the hon. Member for Newham, North-West concerning hare coursing and what was contained in the reply which could not have been sent within days, and whether he will take action to expedite replies to the communications he receives from hon. Members and others.
The hon. Member's letter also referred to other matters which required consideration before reply. All communications are dealt with as soon as possible.