asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government how a copy of a non-Oral reply to a Question addressed to him concerning the raising of rents of requisitioned premises in Wandsworth was able to be read in the public meeting of the borough council the night before it appeared in HANSARD; and if he will explain how this leak from his Department occurred.
My right hon. Friend has already written to the hon. Member explaining how this occurred and expressing his regret. His original Question was down for Oral answer, but was not reached in Question time. This possibility was not foreseen when the terms of the reply were settled after consultation with officers of the Wandsworth Borough Council, following the usual practice in matters affecting a particular authority.