§ Mr. Bendall
asked the Prime Minister if, in view of the breaking by the Press and broadcasting services of the embargo on the publication of details of the awards of decorations for service in the Falklands campaign, she will review the arrangements for the confidential pre-release of Government documents to the media; and if she will make a statement.
§ The Prime Minister:
My chief press secretary has written to a number of media organisations following the breach of the embargo. The arrangements for the confidential release of Government documents to the media will be reviewed in the light of their replies. Meanwhile, the Press Council is considering the circumstances in which news of the awards was published in advance of the embargoed release time.