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Department for International Trade: Correspondence

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 2nd June 2020.

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Photo of Marion Fellows Marion Fellows SNP Whip, Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Disabilities)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the average length of time was for Ministers of his Department to respond to correspondence from hon. Members in each month in the last two years.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

In line with Cabinet Office guidance, the Department for International Trade has a target of responding within 15 working days where a response is required.

As you will understand, the Department for International Trade is currently dealing with unprecedented volumes of correspondence due to COVID-19. The Department ensures that urgent cases raised by hon. Members are prioritised, and is taking steps to provide substantive responses in as short a time as possible.

All correspondence received from hon. Members is being reviewed and will be responded to as soon as possible.

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