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Public Inquiries

Volume 958: debated on Thursday 16 November 1978

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asked the Prime Minister if he will amend his advice on the publication of background papers to include background papers on public inquiries.

As announced in the Gracious Speech, further proposals will be brought forward to achieve more open government. Meanwhile, and in accordance with current advice to which no immediate changes are proposed, the Government will continue to make information on public policy more readily available.


asked the Prime Minister if he will set up a committee of inquiry into the operation of public inquiries within central Government.

No, but if my hon. Friend has any particular point in mind I will arrange for it to be considered.