HC Deb 12 April 1989 vol 150 cc558-9W
45. Mr. Patnick

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made in achieving better targeting and improved dissemination of official information to overseas media.

Mr. Eggar

Our posts abroad are required regularly to report back on the impact of official information on the overseas media, in particular through a full annual return which reviews output against objectives. We are refining posts' annual information reporting procedures to give greater emphasis to the definition of targets and objectives.

The performance of suppliers is also monitored to ensure that services provided and resources used support FCO information objectives.