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Departments: Freedom of Information

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on how many occasions special advisers have been consulted in replying to freedom of information requests to his Department; and what his Department's policy is on the role of special advisers in the answering of freedom of information requests. (119846)

The DTI does not keep such records. Special advisers carry out their duties in accordance with the requirements of the 'Code of Conduct for Special Advisers'.