HC Deb 13 January 1977 vol 923 cc575-6W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection whether he will publish a detailed list of Ministers available in their offices during the period 24th December 1976 to 4th January 1977 in view of the difficulties in contacting a Minister about bread prices on 4th January.

Mr. Hattersley

Apart from bank holidays and weekends, at least one Minister was present in the Department's offices throughout the period to which my hon. Friend refers. I have found no record of my hon. Friend the Member for Newham, North-West (Mr. Lewis) having made any attempt to contact the Department during this period.