HC Deb 02 March 1984 vol 55 cc391-2W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many letters he wrote to and received from hon. Members in January.

Sir Geoffrey Howe

I wrote 73 letters to hon. Members in January and received 165. Letters from hon. Members to which I do not reply personally are replied to by my ministerial colleagues on my behalf.