asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air how soon the hon. Member for Maldon may expect a reply to his letter of 19th March concerning the request of some Tollesbury fishermen to dredge a bombing and shooting range for brass shell cases.
I am sorry that I have not yet been able to send a detailed letter to the hon. Member. The information which was to form the basis of my reply had been collated early in April, but it was decided to seek further information on certain aspects from the command concerned. Unfortunately, this was not made clear in the interim letter addressed to the hon. Member on 23rd April.I will write fully when the local investigations have been completed.