11 MAY 2002, Page 31

I say when I go

From Mr Oliver Letwin, MP

Sir: In her very readable and otherwise accurate article about me last week CA tough moderate', 4 May), Petronella Wyatt reported that the burglar I let into my house 'sent me to the loo' while he stole my credit cards.

This is not what happened. It was the burglar who asked for the loo, not me who went to it. Letting him into my house may have been an error of judgment, but I can safely say that I — and I alone — decide when I go to the lavatory.

Oliver Letwin

London SW I