§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Lord Privy Seal, further to his reply to the hon. Member for Newham, North-West of 12 February, Official Report, column 377, if the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has now formulated its reply to recommendation 854 on freedom of information; and, if so, what is the policy of Her Majesty's Government towards it.
§ Mr. Hurd
The reply of the Committee of Ministers to recommendation 854 on freedom of information was in three parts: interim replies adopted by Ministers' Deputies at their 305th and 314th meetings in May 1979 and February 1980, respectively, and the final reply adopted at their 342nd meeting in January 1982. We support these replies.