HC Deb 11 May 1971 vol 817 cc68-9W
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.