HC Deb 25 October 1972 vol 843 c293W
5. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland why he returned under the signature of a Private Secretary, a communication sent to him by the hon. Member for West Ham, North, concerning his Ministerial responsibility for Mr. George Pottinger.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

The communication consisted of a copy of the Written Answer which I gave to the hon. Gentleman on 2nd August, together with a letter I sent to him on 7th August, returned to me from the hon. Member with manuscript comments written on them. Since it was not clear that he had kept copies, I thought it only courteous that the originals should be sent back to him. I have, of course, recorded the comments he made.

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