SENIOR Executive Councillor Lady Dunn yesterday denied claims of a rift between the Executive Council and the legislature. She said that sometimes, when there were differences of opinion, some legislators blamed the problem on a lack of communication. While there was no legislator in Exco, the Governor answered questions in Legco on behalf of the administration, she said. ''I think we [Legco and Exco] have enough communications and that the current situation is not very different from that in the past,'' she said. The baroness said whether the two councils shared the same views and whether they had sufficient communication were separate issues. Responding to the controversy, the Governor's spokesman, Mike Hanson, said proposals for a Government-Legco committee were still on the table. The proposal has already been rejected, with independent legislators saying membership of the committee was limited, making it difficult for the views of the non-party affiliated members to be fully reflected. Since the proposal has been shelved, no alternative suggestion has been put forward to bridge the gap between the executive and the legislature.