§ Mr. BUCHANAN
asked the Minister of Labour if he can supply to Members of the House all documents issued recently to his officials marked private and confidential; and, if not, why he cannot do so?
§ Mr. BETTERTON
As was stated by my right hon. Friend in reply to a question on 28th November, it has been the invariable practice of his predecessors in office to treat instructions to the staff as confidential; he does not think he ought to alter this practice, which, in his view, conduces to sound administration.