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Volume 401: debated on Thursday 20 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the hon. Member for Broxbourne will receive a reply to her letters of (a) 10 October 2002, (b) 7 November 2002, (c) 5 December 2002, (d) 2 January, (e) 6 February and (f) 5 March relating to her constituent Mr. Bilal Mumtaz Bhatti of Turnford. [101933]

[holding answer 10 March 2003]: I wrote to the hon. Member on 19 March.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when his Department intends to reply to the letters from the hon. Member for Manchester, Central, of (a) 23 October 2002, re Ms LB, ref PO 22392/2, (b) 29 October 2002, re Ms MS, ref PO 23397/2, (c) 1 November 2002, re Mrs. SBA, ref PO 22970/2, (d) 4 November 2002, re Mr. ADS, ref PO 23121/2, (e) 5 November 2002, re Mr. OOA, ref PO 23039/2, (f) 8 November 2002, re Mr. DC, ref PO 23410/2, (g) 14 November 2002, re Ms BK, ref PO 24950/2, (h) 20 November 2002, re Mr.UA, ref PO 134/3, (i) 21 November 2002, re Mr. JM, ref PO 3277/3, (j) 22 November 2002, re Mr. HS, ref PO 23397/2, (k) 25 November 2002, re Mr.AHS, ref PO 24698/2, (l) 26 November 2002, re Home Office Policy, ref 24848/2, (m) 11 December 2002, re Mr.TE, ref PO 25612/2, (n) 6 January 2003, re Mr. MB, ref PO 512/3, (o) 6 January 2003, re Mr.SA, ref PO 508/3 and (p) 9 January 2003, re Mr. MOA, ref PO 2050/3. [103484]

I have instituted measures to deal with outstanding correspondence and reach a steady state of replying to letters within target. In keeping with letters from other right hon. and hon. Members I will reply to my hon. Friend's letters as soon as possible.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Members for West Worcestershire dated 20 September 2002 for which an acknowledgement card (ref. 19910/2) was sent on 25 November 2002. [103542]

My noble Friend Lord Filkin replied to the hon. Member on 17 March.