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Departmental Information

Volume 301: debated on Friday 21 November 1997

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To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if he will place in the Library a copy of the internal departmental guidance on the dissemination of information and if he will make a statement. [16288]

The Lord Chancellor's Department is required and committed to provide information in line with the principles laid down in the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information. A copy of our internal guidance, "Lord Chancellor's Department Guidelines on Code of Practice on Access to Government Information", which supplements Cabinet Office guidance, has been placed in the Libraries of both Houses today. Government Information Service members of the Department's Communications Branch use "A Working Guide for Government Information Officers" (produced by the Government Information Service in 1992 and currently being updated) as a handbook for working practices in disseminating information to the public.