HL Deb 12 May 1983 vol 442 cc703-4WA
Lord Jenkins of Putney

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether, other than the Rayner scrutiny How the Government handles Energy Conservation, there has been any other Rayner scrutiny which has remained unpublished eight months after completion.

Baroness Young

It is for individual Ministers to decide whether and how to make the findings of Rayner Scrutinies public and it is the Government's policy to make as much information on which policy decisions are taken available as possible—including scrutinies. Publication of the full details may not always be appropriate; for example, where there is commercially sensitive information or where the scrutiny deals with arrangements to prevent fraud. In a number of cases scrutinies have remained unpublished eight months or more after the report has been presented to the Minister concerned.