HC Deb 14 July 1986 vol 101 c320W
Mr. D. E. Thomas

asked the Prime Minister, pursuant to her reply to the hon. Member for Meirionnydd Nant Conwy, 8 May, Official Report, column 217. on the ministerial convention for answering parliamentary questions, whether this convention precludes the answering of factual questions for the period of earlier Administrations; and if she will make a statement.

The Prime Minister

The convention is that the Government of the day do not normally disclose information relating to the period of a former Administration and not published during that period.