§ Mr. Gould
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, further to his answer of 20 June, Official Report, column 176, what safeguards exist to ensure that documents stamped "Not for National Audit Office Eyes" fall within the category agreed with the National Audit Office; and when this practice originated.
§ Mr. Butcher
The internal audit branch of my Department whose reports are sent to the National Audit Office, review compliance with instructions for the correct classifications of such documents. The practice became established very many years ago with the knowledge of the then Exchequer and Audit Department.