HC Deb 17 July 1987 vol 119 c660W
Mr. Dalyell

asked the Prime Minister if, pursuant to her answer on 14 July, relating to the Westland affair, she will list each of the previous answers to which she referred, giving in each case a precise column reference in the Official Report; if she will make it her policy in future, when answering questions by alluding to previous replies, to give detailed Official Report column references: and if she will make a statement.

The Prime Minister

In my reply of 17 November 1986, at column50, I told the hon. Gentleman that full accounts have already been given by myself and other Ministers in statements in Parliament, speeches in debates and answers to parliamentary questions, and by the head of the Home Civil Service in his evidence to the Defence Committee. This material is readily available in the Official Report and in the minutes of evidence to the Committee. The Government stand by those accounts, and see no reason to qualify or add to them.