§ Mr. Bruce-Gardyne
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will ensure that the full texts of all communiqués issued abroad in connection with official visits abroad by members of Her Majesty's Government are placed in the Library of the House of Commons within 24 hours of their release for publication.
§ Mr. George Thomson
It would be impracticable for me to make myself responsible for communiqués issued abroad in connection with official visits abroad by all members of Her Majesty's Government. Similarly, in many cases 24 hours would be too short a time to take the action proposed. Nevertheless, I sympathise with the hon. Member's suggestion and will discuss with my colleagues what can be done.