§ Mr. Barry Field
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what advice he will be giving the Department of the Environment following the meeting and correspondence between the hon. Member for the Isle of Wight and Mr. Orchard of the Department of Employment about the data in the new earnings survey and the Isle of Wight and the area cost adjustment formulae. 
I refer my hon. Friend to the answer that I gave him in my letter dated 28 July, a copy of which is available in the Library.