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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Correspondence

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 20th May 2020.

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Photo of David Jones David Jones Conservative, Clwyd West

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average time taken was for a substantive response to letters to his office from hon. Members in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Victoria Prentis Victoria Prentis The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

In line with Cabinet Office guidance, Defra has a target of replying to correspondence within 20 working days where a response is required.

As you will understand, Defra is currently dealing with unprecedented volumes of correspondence due to COVID-19. All correspondence received from Members is being reviewed and will be responded to as soon as possible.

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