To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 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. 
The Department will provide news releases to Opposition party spokesmen by fax on the day of release if requested to do so. The Department also issues news releases via the Internet at address http://www.maff.gov.uk/maffhome.htm. Hard copies are sent by messenger to Opposition spokesmen each day. There have been no changes since 1 May.