asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what representations she has received from the hon. Member for Mitcham and Morden concerning the availability of information valuable to terrorists at the British Library of Foreign Patents; and what action she is taking in the light of such representations.
My hon. Friend recently wrote to my right hon. Friend and to other Ministers drawing attention to an article in the New Scientist on 12th October discussing the availability of information which might be used by terrorists. My noble Friend the Minister with responsibility for the arts has replied, giving details of the action taken by the British Library to restrict access to this information.