HC Deb 21 February 1972 vol 831 cc233-4W
Mr. Ashton

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will cease the practice of addressing hon. Members who belong to Her Majesty's Opposition by their Christian names when answering letters on controversial issues, as this causes offence to their constituents.

Mr. Dudley Smith

This has always been regarded as a matter best left to the discretion of the correspondents.