HC Deb 26 October 1982 vol 29 cc341-2W
Q41. Mr. Grimond

asked the Prime Minister if she will instruct all Departments that public funds are not to be used to support libel actions by civil servants.

The Prime Minister:

No. Such assistance may be given under the present rules if it is in the interest of the Department concerned to do so and I see no reason to change the rules.