§ 49. Mr. Buchan
asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he is satisfied with the existing arrangements regarding the transmission from one Department to another of relevant information affecting that 229W Department; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Kenneth Baker
Apart from certain cases governed by statute, whether a transfer of information between Departments is justified is for the responsible Department to decide, and it is for Department to give appropriate guidance to their staff. I am not aware that the arrangements have been found unsatisfactory.