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Programme Complaints Unit

18 October 2001

Mr Stephen Hewitt
15 Manor Court
Grange Road
Cambridge
CB3 9BE

Dear Mr Hewitt

Thank you for your letter of 15 October about the 12 October edition of Today. Your first point raises no issue for me to investigate, as Mr Aitken's conviction for perjury is unconnected with his expertise on the subject of the interview, and as it is in any case so well-known that listeners would have needed no reminder of it. I shall, however, investigate your other points, and I will write to you again when I have had the opportunity to do so.

Yours sincerely

[Clarion: There is a signature here that looks like "Murray"]

Fraser Steel
Head of Programme Complaints
FS/DLV


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