HC Deb 14 June 1994 vol 244 c448W
Mr. Llew Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he plans to publish his departmental guidance on the implementation of the code of practice on access to Government information, as promised at paragraph 3(ii) of the code issued on 4 April; and what has been the cause of the delay in publishing the departmental guidance.

Sir John Wheeler

The principles contained within the code of practice on Government information have applied to the Northern Ireland Office and Northern Ireland Departments since 4 April 1994. In common with United Kingdom Departments, we will use the central guidance on interpretation of the code, a copy of which is available in the Library of the House.