§ Mr. Baker
To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his answer of 4 June 1998,Official Report, column 301, if he will make it his policy to inform hon. Members, on a confidential basis if necessary, when an hon. Member has been party to a communication where an authorised interception is in force in respect of the other party to the communication. 
§ he Prime Minister
No. It would be contrary to long-established policy and to common sense to notify a third party that another person's telephone was, or had been, subject to interception under warrant, and would divert the clear will of Parliament as expressed in the Interception of Communications Act, 1985.