HC Deb 11 March 1971 vol 813 c147W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Minister of State for Defence whether he will give an assurance that he will take action to prevent officials from his Department from issuing statements to the Press and the British Broadcasting Corporation dealing with a Parliamentary Question on the Order Paper prior to the Question being asked and thus circumventing the rights of Members of Parliament to ask Questions.

Lord Balniel

I have nothing to add to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister to the hon. Gentleman's similar Question today.