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Information Release

Volume 208: debated on Wednesday 3 June 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to change his policy relating to the release of official information on defence matters; and if he will make a statement.

Policy in this area is kept under review to ensure that only information that is sensitive is withheld. The statement by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister during the debate on the address on 6 May regarding the need to sweep away needless secrecy is particularly relevant.