§ Mr. Andrew F. Bennett
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will investigate the work of the national television licence record office at Bristol; and why a letter sent to the centre on 20 November by the hon. Member for Denton and Reddish was still not replied to by 11 January.
§ Mr. Mellor
I understand that NTVLRO dispatched a reply to the hon. Member on 9 January, and told him this when he telephoned on 10 January. The break for Christmas and the new year did cause some delay in 379W responding, and NTVLRO regrets that the customary interim reply had not been sent in this instance. Its procedures are being reviewed to deal with this.