HC Deb 07 December 1994 vol 251 c292W
Mr. Campbell-Savours

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food on what occasions since 1979 civil servants in his Department have been asked to draft speeches of a constituency nature for use in a Minister's own constituency.

Mr. Waldegrave

As far as we are aware, none. Civil servants may provide factual briefing for Ministers on matters relating to their own Departments. In addition, Ministers in preparing for a constituency speech can draw on material produced by their Department during the normal course of business.