HC Deb 09 November 1979 vol 973 c324W
Mr. Rooker

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list those topics on which it is not his practice to answer parliamentary questions; and if he will list any changes in the practice of his Department since 3 May.

Mr. Humphrey Atkins

It is not possible to provide a definitive and exhaustive list of questions which I might exceptionally decline to answer on grounds other than cost. There are occasions when information is withheld for security reasons, but each question will continue to be considered on its merits.