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Freedom of Information

Volume 453: debated on Tuesday 28 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many Freedom of Information Act requests received by her Department in the last 12 months were cleared by special advisers. (103968)

There is no requirement or mechanism in Communities and Local Government procedures for Freedom of Information Act requests to be cleared by special advisers. Advice is received by Ministers from officials and special advisers in accordance with the Civil Service Code and the Guidance for Special Advisers.