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Disclosure of Information: Royal Family

Volume 494: debated on Thursday 25 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what reasons (a) Cabinet papers and (b) information in respect of the royal family are not included in his proposals to replace the 30-year rule with a 20-year rule for disclosure of official public documents. (280176)

Following the Dacre Review Report the Government will reduce the length of the 30-year rule to 20 years.

Having considered the Review’s recommendations carefully, it will also bring forward additional protections for some limited categories of information. The Government’s full response to the Report will be published by the summer.