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Government Departments: Correspondence

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 12 November 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 5 November 2008, Official Report, column 500W, on Government Departments: correspondence, what steps are in place to ensure such messages sent are potentially retrievable for responses to requests submitted under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. (234882)

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Information held by a public authority will be subject to the Freedom of Information Act. A code of practice, issued under section 46, gives guidance on good practice in records management to all authorities subject to the Act.