HC Deb 22 December 1997 vol 303 c516W
Mr. Nicholls

To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many letters the Minister for Competition and Consumer Affairs has sent to hon. Members since his appointment; how many of the letters he signed personally; and how many of the letters were sent with a facsimile of his signature. [22186]

Mr. Nigel Griffiths

I have sent a great many letters to hon. Members, but since ensuring a speedy, accurate and helpful response is my priority, neither I nor my staff have time to collect the information in the form requested.

Mr. Chope

To ask the President of the Board of Trade for what reasons the Minister for Small Firms, Trade and Industry did not include a salutation and a signature on her letter of 11 December to the hon. Member for Christchurch in response to his to the Secretary of State on 13 November concerning Mr. John Reid. [22068]

Mrs. Roche

This occurred due to a clerical oversight. A revised letter (concerning Mr. M. Reid of John Reid & Sons) has been sent to the hon. Member.