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Volume 495: debated on Friday 3 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what his Department’s (a) target and (b) actual performance for the time taken to respond to correspondence was in the most recent period for which figures are available. (284157)

The Wales Office publishes correspondence statistics in its annual report and to the Cabinet Office for their annual report to Parliament.

The Wales Office aims to respond to written correspondence within 15 working days. As reported in my Department’s annual report, 90 per cent. was answered within the time scale during 2008-09.