HC Deb 19 May 1992 vol 208 cc110-1W
Mr. Hayes

To ask the Prime Minister what proposals he has for greater openness in the machinery of central Government.

The Prime Minister

I have decided that, in the interests of greater openness about the machinery of government, it would be appropriate to publish the memorandum of guidance circulated to Ministers as "Questions of Procedure for Ministers" and the names and membership of the standing ministerial committees, sub-committees and working groups.

Accordingly, "Questions of Procedures for Ministers" has been placed in the Library of the House.

The names and membership of standing ministerial committees, sub-committees and working groups are as follows. In addition to the members, other Ministers are invited to attend meetings as and when the business requires.

The publication of this information goes a long way beyond anything published by previous Governments about central machinery.