HC Deb 06 December 1973 vol 865 cc447-8W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the further information sent to him on 3rd December 1973 showing that Ministers are taking more than five weeks to reply to letters from Members of Parliament on matters which could be settled and replied to within one or two weeks, he will move to appoint a committee to investigate this matter.

The Prime Minister

No. I have instructed Ministers to ensure that replies to Members' letters are sent at the earliest possible date, but this will naturally vary, depending, among other things, on the nature of the letter.