HC Deb 13 December 1988 vol 143 cc487-8W
Mr. Richard Shepherd

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list those international organisations from which the United Kingdom Government obtain information in confidence, as referred to in clause 3 of the Official Secrets Bill; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Eggar

It would not be practicable to compile a list as requested. Circumstances might arise in which Her Majesty's Government receive information of the kind specified in the Bill from a number of international organisations.