HC Deb 06 July 1971 vol 820 c349W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Attorney General, when he received the communication from Mr. F. McAllen, sent under date of 28th June, 1971, alleging maladministration and neglect upon his part and that of his Department; whether he can give an assurance that he has replied to every communication he has received from Mr. McAllen on this matter; when he answered this communication of 28th June; and whether he will publish the same in the OFFICIAL REPORT, together with a copy of his reply.

The Attorney-General

A communication dated 28th June, 1971, from Mr McAllen addressed to an official in my Department was received on 30th June, 1971; 24 letters from him, many of which were repetitive, have been received by me or by my Department since 20th August, 1970; 11 replies have been sent to him. No reply has been sent to the letter of 28th June, as it concerned a matter which has already been dealt with both in correspondence with Mr. McAllen and in reply to Parliamentary Questions from the hon. Member for West Ham, North (Mr. Arthur Lewis); I do not consider that any useful purpose would be served by publishing the correspondence in the OFFICIAL REPORT.