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Department for International Development (Mr. Howard Horsley)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:16 pm on 20th July 2005.

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Photo of Austin Mitchell Austin Mitchell Labour, Great Grimsby 4:16 pm, 20th July 2005

Of course the matter has been considered by two Secretaries of State, because I kept on raising it. However, one of them was told by Department officials that Mr. Horsley was litigious and that therefore no information should be given. I come back to the point that all this trouble would not have been necessary had proper procedures been followed.