asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is now able to make a statement on the practice of Government Departments when moneys are collected owing to a mistake of law.
This question is still under consideration.
Can the Chancellor give an assurance that a public answer will be given on this question, and would he tell me if I can usefully put a Question down again?
I am afraid I could not answer the last part of the question, but no doubt during the last part of the summer.
Will the right hon. and learned Gentleman give a public answer to the Question?
Will my right hon. and learned Friend also take into consideration a statement on Government practice where money has failed to be collected owing to a mistake in the law?
Why should there be any need to consider what action has been taken when a Government Department has money which palpably does not belong to it?
It is necessary because it is a very complicated matter.