HC Deb 26 July 1985 vol 83 c891W
Mr. Dalyell

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment for what reasons on 18 July his press office refused to give the news editor of New Scientist a copy of his Department's water information letter of 18 April.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

It is not the normal practice for my Department to make available to the press official communications addressed to the regional water authorities.

I am considering whether certain of such letters might with advantage be published in future but that will obviously turn on their content.

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