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Members' Correspondence

Volume 35: debated on Wednesday 19 January 1983

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asked the Prime Minister whether she will inquire and report to the House why the Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Trade does not comply with her often-repeated instructions that all letters from Ministers to hon. Members shall be accompanied by a duplicate.

My hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Trade assures me that it is his practice, like that of other Government Ministers, to provide hon. Members with a duplicate copy of his replies to correspondence concerning their constituents, as well as returning to hon. Members any constituent's letter sent to him for comment.