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Members' Correspondence

Volume 470: debated on Monday 7 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many letters his Department and its predecessors received from hon. Members and Peers in each session of Parliament since 1997. (174931)

The information, which is also available in the Library of the House, is listed as follows.

Calendar year

Number of letters received from MPs/Peers

1997

2,458

1998

2,672

1999

2,038

2000

1,844

2001

1,737

2002

2,577

2003

2,746

2004

3,516

2005

3,179

2006

3,524

The Cabinet Office, on an annual basis, publishes a report to Parliament on the performance of Departments in replying to Members’ and Peers’ correspondence. Information relating to 2007 will be published as soon as it has been collated.