HL Deb 27 July 1993 vol 548 cc105-6WA
Lord Tebbit

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Pursuant to their Answer of 30th June whether there is a difference between a statement by a Minister which represents government policy and one which is consistent with government policy.

The Earl of Caithness: The expression "represents government policy" might be reserved for comprehensive explanations of specific policy, while the expression "consistent with government policy" could cover more general remarks.