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Volume 164: debated on Thursday 21 December 1989

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make it his policy to ensure that correspondence addressed to the Scottish Office is dealt with only from within the Scottish Office and that none is referred for answer to any party organisation.

It is Scottish Office policy to reply to all correspondence correctly addressed to it. Correspondence not falling properly within the responsibilities of the Scottish Office will normally be forwarded to whatever other body appears to be the correct recipient.