§ Ms Blears
I have issued no guidance to chief officers on contact with hon. Members or on answering correspondence from them. These are matters for the chief officers themselves.
I refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Chorley (Mr. Hoyle) on 9 April 2003, Official Report, column 281W.
I would expect a chief officer to offer every courtesy to hon. Members on matters affecting his or her constituency.