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Scott Report: Pre-Publication Access

Volume 569: debated on Tuesday 27 February 1996

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they will list those persons who had access to the Scott Report prior to its presentation to Parliament, what was the length of time of that access, and on what terms was the access granted.

With regard to the first part of the noble Lord's Question, I refer him to the list of Ministers who had access to the report given in answer to the noble Lord, Lord Harris of Greenwich, today. Additionally, a small number of civil servants also had access to the report prior to publication. The length of such access varied. The terms of access were, in each case, those agreed with the inquiry, and included the signing of an undertaking by all recipients of the report.