§ 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. 
§ 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. 
§ 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.