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Written Answers: Reference To Published Documents

Volume 621: debated on Thursday 8 February 2001

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Further to the Written Answer by Lord Falconer of Thoroton of 29 January (

WA 30), whether the Answers given by Lord McIntosh of Haringey on the same date ( WA 32 and 33) complied with the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information, in that they did not provide the factual information requested. [HL636]

My answers explained where the noble Lord could obtain the information he was seeking about European Commission grants and employment in manufacturing industry. The practice of referring to source documents which are in the public domain has been followed by successive governments for many years.