19 JANUARY 2002, Page 27

From Ms Julia Lewis Sir: I'm surprised that Baroness Blackstone

found my 'knockabout piece' misleading. All the facts about government policy came from her own Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Merton and Wandsworth councils told me how they implemented this policy, and I backed this up with my own research on the shelves and the library computer.

Julia Lewis

London SW19