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Departmental Correspondence

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 29 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his Department’s average response time to a letter received from (a) an hon. Member and (b) a member of the public was in each of the last three years. (251444)

This information is not held in the format requested and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. However, the Ministry of Justice aims to reply to all written correspondence within 20 working days of receipt. The Cabinet Office, on an annual basis, publishes a report to Parliament on the performance of Departments in replying to Members correspondence. The report for 2007 was published on 20 March 2008, Official Report, columns 71-74WS. Information for 2008 is currently being collated and will be published as soon as it is ready. Reports for earlier years are available in the Library of the House.