§ Mr. Dalyell
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment for what reasons on 18 July his press office refused to give the news editor of New Scientist a copy of his Department's water information letter of 18 April.
§ Mr. Patrick Jenkin
It is not the normal practice for my Department to make available to the press official communications addressed to the regional water authorities.
I am considering whether certain of such letters might with advantage be published in future but that will obviously turn on their content.