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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment why his Department has refused to send a representative to talk to the members of the Brighton and District Branch of the Motor Schools Association of Great Britain.
With the resources of manpower at its disposal the Department could meet only a small part of the requests of this kind which it receives from a wide range of organisations. To distinguish the merits of rival invitations would be invidious, and it has, therefore, been the practice to decline them. I understand, however, that the association itself provides advice to its members on the questions which were exercising the Brighton and District Branch.