§ Mr. Thornton
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list in theOfficial Report the names of all organisations and individuals who submitted representations to him for a change in summertime arrangements prior to the decision to go out to consultation in 1987, for each of the last five years indicating the date when such representations were made.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
In the year before the first departmental survey on summertime arrangements, which was undertaken at the end of 1987, my Department was398W receiving about six to eight letters from hon. Members per month along with 12 to 15 letters from the public, and representations from Lords Vinson and Mountgarret and the Policy Studies Institute, among others. The rest of the information required is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.