§ Mr. Jack
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Department's letter of 5 April to the right hon. Member for Fylde, signed by the Private Secretary to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary, if it is the policy of his Department not to provide explanations of ministerial statements if the source for the facts contained therein is party political briefings. 
§ Mr. Hill
I understand that this question arises from an exchange during oral questions on 13 April 1999,Official Report, column 13. I assume that my hon. Friend the Member for Hampstead and Highgate (Ms Jackson) was making reference to Sir Horace Cutler's internal report for the Tory Group on the GLC, which found that the only way the Tube could be privatised would be to reduce off-peak services to no more than two trains an hour.