HC Deb 14 January 1993 vol 216 c795W
17. Ms. Lynne

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer of 9 December,Official Report, columns 662–64, what progress has been made in his review of his Department's press office's procedures for handling inquiries about individual inquiries.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

I have completed the review and am satisfied that, under existing procedures, there is no question of my press office divulging personal details of any individual who has not sought to publicise his own dealings with my Department. I propose to continue this policy while reserving the right to stop silly and unfounded rumours.