HC Deb 22 December 1988 vol 144 c413W
Mr. Cartwright

To ask the Attorney-General why the Treasury Solicitor has failed to reply to correspondence and telephone calls from Messrs Higginbottom and White, solicitors, of Stockport, in connection with the Department of Transport's purchase of 3 Camrose street, SE2.

The Attorney-General

The Treasury Solicitor replied on 15 December to a letter he had received from Messrs Higginbottom and White dated 6 December. On 19 December a further letter dated 15 December from those solicitors was received by the Treasury Solicitor who is now taking instructions from the Department of Transport to enable him to reply. A telephone call made by Messrs Higginbottom and White to the Treasury Solicitor's Department on 5 December, while the officer concerned with the case was absent on sick leave, was not returned because their letter of 6 December had been received—on 7 December—before the officer was able to return the call.

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