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Electronic Communications

Volume 301: debated on Wednesday 24 September 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the role of (a) the Home Department and (b) the Ministry of Defence on the discussions on COM(97)503 and a common European encryption procedure on electronic communication. [17266]

Electronic communications are regularly discussed between interested Departments, including my Department and the Home Office. Both Departments were directly involved in consideration of the UK's response to COM(97)503, but the Ministry of Defence was not.