§ Mr. Burstow
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if he will ensure that an urgent investigation is carried out into the loss by Croydon County Court of evidence sent by Mr. Gary Osborn to Croydon County Court in March and May 1997 relating to case CR 75 00 67. 
§ Mr. Hoon
The question concerns a matter which has been assigned to the Court Service under the terms of its framework document. I have therefore asked the Chief Executive to write to the hon. Member.
Letter from Michael Huebner to Mr. Paul Burstow, dated 17 June 1997:PQ 98/124: LOSS OF EVIDENCE AT CROYDON COUNTY COURTThe Parliamentary Secretary of the Lord Chancellor's Department has asked me to reply to your Question about the loss by Croydon County Court of evidence sent by Mr. Osborn. The evidence to which you refer is a defence to civil proceedings brought against your consistuent.I have asked my officials to look into the concerns you raise and will write to you as soon as the investigation is complete.