HC Deb 21 October 2002 vol 391 c82W
David Winnick

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reason the delay occurred in transferring the letter of 19 August from the hon. Member for Walsall, North concerning a constituent, reference 5/07848/2002, to the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. [74912]

John Healey

There was initial discussion within the Treasury and then with HM Customs and Excise as to which department was best placed to address the issues raised. Following further discussion with DEFRA the hon. Gentleman's letter was transferred to that department on 16 September.