§ Mr. David Atkinson
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the backlog of unopened correspondence with Her Majesty's Stationery Office.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
There is no backlog of unopened correspondence in Her Majesty's Stationery Office. Owing to the transfer of the publications distribution operation to a new location in London there has been an increase in the number of telephone inquiries received, and this has led to a delay in dealing with written correspondence.