§ Mr. Dowd
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress has been made in resolving the dispute concerning outstanding payments to contractors on project 1215 at New Change, EC4 on behalf of the Bank of England; and when Mr. R. Simpson, the managing director of R. M. Simpson Ltd. (Heating Engineers) of London SE26, can expect a reply from the Chief Secretary to his letter to him of 19 March.
§ Mr. Portillo
[holding answer 14 June 1993]: I have no record of receiving such a letter, although I now have a copy. My private secretary wrote to Mr. Simpson on 21 June.