§ Mrs. Beckett
To ask the Secretary of State for Health which staff working in the Department of Health, national health service executive, regional health authorities, district health authorities, family health services authorities, trusts and general practitioner fundholder practices are covered by the conditions of the Official Secrets Acts.
§ Mr. Sackville
The Official Secrets Act 1989 applies, inter alia, to Crown servants. All Department of Health employees are therefore subject to the Act. Staff in other organisations listed will be subject to the Act if they have, or have had, official information, as defined in the Act, in their possession.