HC Deb 19 January 1982 vol 16 c118W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Prime Minister whether she will instruct civil servants and their Departments to cut down on superfluous wording in official reports, documents and telegrams.

The Prime Minister

Although there will always be room for improvement, civil servants generally are aware that they should write in clear and simple terms. We already take every suitable opportunity to stress the importance of brevity, so I do not consider it necessary to issue new instructions.

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