§ Mr. Loughlin
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services why answers to 167W Questions tabled by the hon. Member for West Gloucestershire for answer on 16th May, 1972, were circulated to the Press on 16th May but were not sent to the Member concerned on that date.
§ Sir K. Joseph
The hon. Member's reply was delivered to the House for him on 16th May. At the same time copies were made available to the Press. I regret that, due to circumstances beyond my control, the hon. Member received his reply later than the Press.