§ Mr. Frank Field
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment when he will receive a reply to the letter he wrote to the unemployment benefit office in Wavertree, Liverpool 15, about an ex-Cammell Laird shipyard employee, Mr. H. C. Petrie of 93 Picton Road, Liverpool, on 21 March 1988 and on two subsequent occasions.
§ Mr. Lee
Although officials at the Wavertree unemployment benefit office have spoken to the hon. Member's private secretary on two occasions, I regret that a written response to his letter had not been sent. I have 623W asked the office manager to ensure that a full reply and an appropriate apology is sent immediately giving the complete details of the case in question.
I understand that the case has been resolved in Mr. Petrie's favour, and a payment can now be made.