asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the first date when he received communications complaining of matters connected with the Dollar Land Holdings Company Limited; how many letters he has received to date and on what dates these were received; why he is keeping the hon. Member for West Ham, North waiting for a reply to his communication of 12th November, 1971; and whether he will make a statement.
The first complaint appears to have been received in February, 1967. I regret that the expenditure of time and money to ascertain the number and dates of all letters received would not be justified. A letter from the hon. Member of 12th November concerning Dollar Land Holdings Ltd. was answered by my hon. Friend on 24th November.