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Departments: Parliamentary Questions

Volume 464: debated on Monday 15 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will place in the Library copies of (a) written guidance and instructions provided to officials in his Department who draft parliamentary answers and (b) the declaration required to be made by such officials on submitting drafts for ministerial approval; and if he will make a statement. (156849)

The information requested by my hon. Friend will be placed in the Library of the House. Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials are not required to sign a declaration on submitting draft answers for ministerial approval.