§ Mr. Campbell-Savours
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage on what occasions since 1979 civil servants in his Department have been asked to draft speeches of a constituency nature for use in a Minister's own constituency.
§ Mr. Dorrell
None. Civil servants may provide briefing of a factual nature for Ministers on matters relating to their own Departments. In addition, Ministers in preparing for a constituency speech can draw on material produced by their Departments during the normal course of business.