HC Deb 23 June 1977 vol 933 c492W
Mr. Trotter

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his estimate of the cost of replying by letter to a matter raised with him by an hon. Member.

Mr. Moyle

It is not possible to provide any reliable estimate as the cost of replying to a letter from an hon. Member depends on the content of the letter and whether, and to what extent, local inquiries need to be made.