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Parliamentary Questions

Volume 949: debated on Tuesday 2 May 1978

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asked the Lord Advocate if he will list those topics on which it is not his practice to answer parliamentary Questions; and if he will list any changes in practice since 1972, indicating in each case the date on which the change was made and the relevant reference in the Official Report.

There is no topic within my ministerial responsibility on which, as a matter of practice, I am not prepared to answer parliamentary Questions. However, in answering Questions there are certain limitations on the information which I would be prepared to giveā€”for example, with respect to legal advice which I have given to a Government Department or information in relation to a case considered for prosecution. There has been no change in practice since 1972.