To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 19 May from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Naveed Mahmid Zakaria. 
The Inland Revenue replied to my right hon. Friend on behalf of the Chancellor on 17 June 2003 and very much regret having been unable to do so sooner. The Tax Credit Office aims to reply to 80 per cent. of complaints within 15 working days and will measure their performance and report against that aim in due course.