To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when she will reply to the letters from the hon. Member for West Chelmsford of 18 November 2002 and 3 February 2003 concerning his constituent, Mr. Robert Jones; and if she will make a statement on the delay in replying. 
My hon. Friend the Minister of State for Energy and Construction, replied to the hon. Member's letter of 18 November 2002 on 20 December 2002.I have sent a copy of the letter to the hon. Member's office in the House.My Department have no record of a further letter of 3 February 2003. If this letter still requires a response please send a copy to my office and I will ensure that it is dealt with as soon as possible.