§ Mr. Kaufman
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if, pursuant to his reply of 11 December,Official Report, column 493, to the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, concerning a complaint by Mr. R. Gorman of 14 Welby street, Manchester in which he states that a reply to a letter to him dated 31 July was sent on 14 October, he will investigate why this reply has never reached the right hon. Member; and if he will now ensure that a reply does reach the right hon. Member.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
Investigations within my Department have shown that the letter was dispatched on 14 October. I apologise for any inconvenience and I am now sending the right hon. Member a copy of my letter.