§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why it takes his Department a week to send a formal acknowledgement or card of receipt to Members of Parliament's correspondence; and whether he will expedite both the formal acknowledgement of mail and the substantive replies to same.
§ Mr. Barber
If the hon. Member is referring to a recent letter from himself, the answer is because it arrived in the Treasury six days after he dated it.