HC Deb 30 November 1972 vol 847 cc228-9W
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 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.