HC Deb 21 December 1982 vol 34 c453W
Mr. Adley

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether any reports from His Majesty's or Her Majesty's Ministers and consuls at posts overseas have been laid before Parliament since 1945; and if he will make it his policy regularly to lay such reports.

Mr. Onslow

The information requested in the first part of the question is not readily available and could be produced only at disproportionate cost. Because of the confidentiality and numbers of reports from overseas posts a policy of laying them regularly before Parliament would not be practicable.

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