§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he received a communication from the hon. Member for Newham, North-West with a letter from solicitors concerning his constituent Mr. R. Cresswell of 76W Stratford E.15; why the hon. Member has not received a reply in view of the fact that on 1 November a letter GLH/5026/19/346 was sent to the solicitors; whether he will publish this letter in the Official Report; and if he will take steps to investigate the matter.
§ Sir George Young
The hon. Member's letter of 29 October, about the problem drawn to his attention by the solicitors acting for Mr. Cresswell of Stratford, London E.15, was received in my Department on 1 November 1982. On the same day the Department replied to a letter dated 19 October from the solicitors and I have today made available a copy of this letter for publication in theOfficial Report. I shall be writing to the hon. Member shortly replying to the points raised in his letter of 29 October and in his further letter of 6 November.
The letter to Mr. Cresswell, from Mr. M. Frankel, of the Greater London housing division, was as follows:
- 1. I am replying to your letter of 19 October 1982.
- 2. The Department is waiting for a submission from the London Borough of Newham under the housing project control arrangements. Once the council has worked out a scheme for the site and submitted it to the Department, it will be dealt with as quickly as possible.