To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to reply to the letter of 13 January 2003 from the hon. Member for Leicester, East to the Minister for State, Citizenship and Immigration, P1048812, concerning his constituent, Mrs. Patel. 
I wrote to my hon. Friend on 17 July 2003.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when his Department will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak, dated 23 January 2003, PO ref 2895/3 regarding Phillipa Eblele Nyakutsilwa. 
Due to an administrative error, my hon. Friend's letter was forwarded to the Immigration and Nationality Directorate, when it was a matter for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to deal with. It has now been sent to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for reply. I am sorry for the delay.