asked the Attorney-General how many letters have been written to, and received from, hon. Members by (a) himself or the Solicitor-General and (b) the Lord Chancellor, in January.
During January my hon. and learned Friend the Solicitor-General and I wrote 48 letters to right hon. and hon. Members, and received 72 letters. In the same period, my noble Friend the Lord Chancellor wrote 116 letters to right hon. and hon. Members, and received 167 letters. The latter number includes 21 letters concerning matters within the responsibility of other Ministers, to whom those letters were therefore transferred, and an unknown number initially addressed to other Ministers and transferred to the Lord Chancellor for the same reason.