§ Mr. McLoughlin
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Derbyshire of 25 April on behalf of his constituent, Mr. A. Mundin, of Belper about compulsory school uniform. 
§ Dr. Howells
Unfortunately, the original letter appears to have gone astray. A copy, however, was received in the Department on 29 June 1998 and therefore a reply will be issued within five working days.