HC Deb 18 December 1989 vol 164 c92W
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.