§ 8. Mr. Sheldon
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what further steps he proposes to take to end unnecessary secrecy.
§ Mr. Sheldon
Is my right hon. Friend aware that the publication of the White Paper caused some disappointment in that it did not go as far as the Fulton Committee hoped that it would? Is she aware further that the Fulton Committee, in saying that there was too much secrecy, had in mind the presence of Green Papers and the like and that what was really needed was a further step forward which unfortunately up to now has not been forthcoming?
§ Sir A. V. Harvey
To put this matter into perspective, would it not be better if the Government had a little more secrecy regarding their own policy statements and made them in the House before giving them to newspapers?