HC Deb 20 November 1997 vol 301 c249W
Mr. Matthew Taylor

To ask the Attorney-General if he will place in the Library a copy of the internal departmental guidance on the dissemination of information; and if he will make a statement.[16286]

The Attorney-General

The Code of Practice on Access to Government Information applies in relation to my own office and to the Treasury Solicitor's Department, for which I have responsibility. In the light of the exemptions from disclosure under the Code and the nature of the work we do, requests falling within the Code are unlikely. Internal guidance prepared by the Treasury Solicitor's Department none-the-less exists and is being updated. A copy of the new guidance will be placed in the Library.