asked Her Majesty's Government:When, and to whom, a press notice dated 8 February from No. 10 Downing Street, deferring the appointment of a Permanent Secretary to the Department of Trade and Industry, was distributed; why it did not appear on the websites of No. 10 Downing Street, the Cabinet Office or the Department of Trade and Industry by 9 February; and when it appeared on these websites. [HL1386]
The press notice was distributed at the No. 10 press briefing at 15:45 hours on Tuesday 8 February. Due to an administrative error it was not placed on the Downing Street website until 16 February.