HC Deb 19 November 1971 vol 826 c234W
Mr. Spearing

asked the Lord President of the Council if he will take steps to ensure that when members of the Government reply to a Written Question any associated comment to the Press makes clear that the reply was not made orally in the House of Commons and that a distinction is made between the text of an answer in the OFFICIAL REPORT and any additional material.

Mr. Whitelaw

While I do not think this calls for formal action, I will ensure that Departments are reminded of Members' interests in this regard.