To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the Member for Walsall, North will receive a reply to his letter of 10 April 2003 concerning a constituent. 
I am sorry that my hon. Friend had not received a substantive reply to his letter of 10 April 2003. UK visas sent an interim reply on 12 May 2003 whilst awaiting further information from our overseas post. A substantive reply was sent by fax on 13 May 2003.