§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Minister for the Civil Service if, in view of the support of each of the major political parties for the introduction of a freedom of information Bill, she will reconsider the policy of Her Majesty's Government on this matter; and when Her Majesty's Government expect to implement the decision and recommendation of the Council of Europe on this subject.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
No. I understand that a recommendation on access to information held by public authorities has recently been agreed by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, but has not yet been published.