§ Mr. Latham asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the hon. Member for Melton may expect a reply to his letter to the previous Minister of State dated 22 July regarding problems arising out of sections 64 and 65 of the Finance Act 1980, raised by Mr. B. Stone of Bottesford, Leicestershire; and whether he will now expedite it, in view of the telephone call to his private office requesting a reply in late September.
§ Mr. Ridley:
A reply was sent on 29 October. I very much regret the delay in replying to my hon. Friend's letter.