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Press Releases

Volume 301: debated on Friday 21 November 1997

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his policy in respect of the faxing of press releases on the day of release to Opposition party spokesmen; what changes have been introduced since 1 May; and if he will make a statement. [16317]

In line with long-established practice, HM Treasury's policy has been to mail releases to Opposition spokesmen on the day of issue. The Treasury has decided to fax all press releases to Opposition spokesmen on the day of issue with immediate effect. Copies of all press releases and other Treasury material can be found on the Treasury's Internet site at http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk.