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Dear Mr Gilbert-Smith
Thank you for your email and your honesty.
As I'm sure you will appreciate, as the senior manager in charge of MSI’s media activity around this advertisement, the past two weeks have been particularly hectic and pressurised.
I want to respond to your 20 questions, and I want to do so properly. In order to do this, I will need a little time, as the answers in this debate are never ‘yes’ or ‘no’, or black and white.
I am not in the office on Tuesday next after the bank holiday, so will pick up on these on my return.
I hope this is ok for your schedule. I wanted you to know that your questions will not be disregarded.
Here's my reply...
Dear Mr Kerridge,
Thank you very much for you kind and swift reply. I would much rather that you replied in a careful and nuanced fashion than quickly in a way that would cause more heat than light, so I am most grateful to you for taking time to answer. I am also thankful for your commitment not to disregard my questions.
I shall delay writing any articles until I have received your reply. Though I will be saying a few words this Sunday, in representing the position of Marie Stopes I shall not say anything about you that is not on your website.
I am away for next week on a family holiday, so will not receive the email until the following week.
Looking forward to your reply.