§ Mr. Worthington
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has to make local enterprise companies follow the Government's guidelines on open government in respect of their training functions; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Stewart
[holding answer 12 May 1994]: My right hon. Friend has no such plans. The new code of practice on Government information which came into force on 4 April 1994, applies to central Government Departments, their agencies and a number of other public bodies. The local enterprise companies are limited companies and the code does not therefore apply to them or to their contractors.