§ Mr. Stern
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects the work on finding effective, enforceable and reasonable provision to replace section 2 of the Official Secrets Act to be complete.
§ Mr. John Patten
As my right hon. Friend announced on 15 January, at columns 581–587, he hopes to lay before Parliament in June a White Paper setting out proposals for the reform of section 2.