HC Deb 01 February 1999 vol 324 c520W
Mr. Chope

To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reason the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health took 17 weeks to reply to the letter dated 9 September 1998 from the hon. Member for Christchurch about the continued availability of animal insulin for diabetics; and if he will make a statement. [67344]

Ms Jowell

I apologise to the hon. Member for the exceptional length of time taken to reply to his letter. Unfortunately it was misplaced within the Department. As soon as it came to light my noble Friend the Under-Secretary replied immediately.