§ Mr. A. Lewis
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will give the number of letters which he received in his official capacity during the month ending 14th March, 1964; and what was the average length of these letters in words.
§ Mr. Maudling
I have received some 1,200 letters dealing with subjects within my official responsibilities since 14th February. Of these 147 came from Members of this House. The length of these letters varied from a few lines to letters of several pages with numerous enclosures. It would require a disproportionate amount of time and labour to produce a realistic average length in words.