§ Mr. McMaster
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish the guidelines used to govern the activities of his press office; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Lang
My press office operates under the same rules as govern the activities of other civil servants, namely, the civil service pay and conditions of service code and the December 1987 Armstrong note on the duties and responsibilities of civil servants in relation to Ministers. Information officers are involved, as a proper part of their duties, in the processes of presentation of Government policies and decisions.