Tom Watson fired a barb at David Cameron during the oral questions following the prime
minister’s statement. He referred to a letter about allegations against Andy Coulson he had sent to Cameron on 4th October 2010. The letter had gone unanswered and Watson wanted to know why.
After struggling to answer for a while, Cameron eventually said he would respond, forgetting that he appears already to have done so. Here is his letter, just released by Downing Street:
‘1O DOWNING STREET
LONDON SW1A 2AA
20 October 2010
Mr Tom Watson MP
Thank you for your letter of 4 October.
The Standards and Privileges Committee and the Home Affairs Committee have
both announced inquiries. The Home Secretary has made an oral statement to the House.
In addition the police have said previously that they will investigate whether there is new evidence to consider. Mr Coulson has made himself available should they wish to speak to him.
THE PRIME MINISTER’