To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is the average time taken by her Department to give full answers to letters received from hon. Members.
[holding answer 4 November 1997]: I refer the hon. Member to the reply my right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister, gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Walsall, North (Mr. Winnick) on 3 November, Official Report, column 5.Information for 1997 is not yet available.