§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether, in the light of the answer to the hon. Member for Newham, North-West on 1 July,Official Report,c. 385, giving the total sums allocated to the Fluoridation Society for the period 1974 to 1983 as £65,000 and the answer on 27 July,Official Report,c. 485, giving the figure of £71,000 for the same period, he will take steps to improve the general accounting efficiency of his Department.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
[pursuant to his reply,30 July 1982, c. 359–60]:The figure given on 1 July,Official Report,c. 385, was the result of a simple clerical error for which I have apologised to the hon. Member in subsequent correspondence.