HC Deb 02 December 1981 vol 14 c132W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Minister for the Civil Service if, in view of the support of each of the major political parties for the introduction of a freedom of information Bill, she will reconsider the policy of Her Majesty's Government on this matter; and when Her Majesty's Government expect to implement the decision and recommendation of the Council of Europe on this subject.

Mr. Hayhoe

No. I understand that a recommendation on access to information held by public authorities has recently been agreed by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, but has not yet been published.