HC Deb 18 July 1994 vol 247 cc2-3W
Mr. Llew Smith

To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Great Grimsby (Mr. Mitchell) of 11 July,Official Report, column 376, if he will set out the reasons why he will not make it his policy that all Government Departments provide substantive replies to questions rather than referring them to the Library.

The Prime Minister

It has long been the practice that right hon. and hon. Members should be directed to the original source of information which is detailed or long.