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Press Releases

Volume 301: debated on Wednesday 26 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is her 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 she will make a statement. [16291]

Press releases are sent by fax only to people who have requested this service to meet urgent needs. Opposition spokesmen have not sought this service. Releases are distributed widely by courier and by mail, including the House of Commons Library, and are posted on the Internet immediately upon issue. No changes have been sought or introduced since 1 May.