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Disclosure of Information: Home Office

Volume 505: debated on Friday 5 February 2010

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if she will place in the Library a copy of the letter from the Cabinet Office's Director of Security and Intelligence (a) dated 8 October 2008 sent to SO15 Counter Terrorism Command requesting the assistance of the police into the investigation of Home Office leaks and (b) of 29 October 2008 sent to Deputy Assistant Commissioner Cressida Dick calling for a scoping exercise to be undertaken. (312354)

A copy of the letter dated 8 October was part of the evidence submitted to the Public Administration Committee on 10 December by the Cabinet Secretary and later published on their website. The text was also included in the PAC Report Leaks and Whistleblowing in Whitehall (HC 83).

I will place a redacted copy of the letter of 29 October sent to Deputy Commissioner Cressida Dick in the Libraries of the House. This letter has been seen and discussed by the Committee on Issue of Privilege (Police Searches on Parliamentary Estate), during their evidence sessions.