§ Mr. Keetch
To ask the Prime Minister if he will publish his Departments submissions relating to freedom of information legislation. 294W
§ The Prime Minister
[holding answer 2 July 1997]: My right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster is considering how best the advice of government departments on Freedom of Information should be treated in a way which contributes to public debate while at the same time preserving the necessary collective responsibility needed in the preparation of major legislation.