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Personal Accounts

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) officials in his Department briefed Financial Times journalists on 13 June 2007 about the Government's plans on personal accounts; and if he will make a statement. (144078)

No Financial Times journalists were briefed on 13 June 2007. There was regular communication between Ministers, special advisers and officials and our stakeholders, including journalists and other political parties, in the run up to the publication of our proposals on personal accounts.