§ Mr. Neil Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) when his Department expects to be able to reply to letters from M. J. Palmer dated 30 January and 6 February;
(2) when he expects to be in a position to reply to a letter addressed to him dated 2 February from Mohamed Al Fayed.
§ Mr. Howard
The matters contained in these letters are receiving careful consideration. I cannot say at present when a substantive reply will be given to them.