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Correspondence

Volume 174: debated on Thursday 14 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many letters per month are being received by his Department from hon. Members; and what proportion of them are being answered within five, 10, 20 and 40 working days, respectively.

The information requested is laid out in the table:

Number of inquiries received by the Home Office from members of parliament for the months of January to April 1990.
Answered withinJanuaryFebruaryMarchApril
10 days687554374249
11–20 days567786874536
21–30 days646680585823
31–40 days263189336268
Total number of inquiries2,5512,8752,9042,534