§ Sir Teddy Taylor
To ask the Prime Minister (1) when he intends to answer the letter sent to him by Mr. Graham Horwood of 66 St. Andrews Road, Shoeburyness on the subject of solar thermal projects on 17 August 1997; and if he will make a statement on the procedures which he adopts in dealing with correspondence from the general public; 
(2) when he received a letter from the hon. Member for Rochford and Southend, East about the absence of a reply to his constituent Mr. Graham Horwood's letter of 17 August 1997; and what action was taken in consequence. 
§ The Prime Minister
[holding answer 22 January 1998]: The letter was forwarded to my hon. Friend the Minister for Science, Energy and Industry for substantive reply. I understand a response has been sent.