§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Attorney-General whether he will explain how and why it took his Department until 3 September to send a formal acknowledgement card of receipt stating that the matter raised with him on 26 August by the hon. Member for Newham, North-West, concerning a Mr. W. W., affecting the district auditor, was receiving attention; and whether he will ensure that all letters received by his Department are dealt with more expeditiously, particularly those from hon. Members.
§ The Attorney-General:
The hon. Member's letter dated 26 August 1982 was received at the Law Officers' Department on 1 September. The acknowledgement card was dispatched on the same day.