§ Mr. Cohen
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if he will list all those in his Department who have authority to issue public interest immunity certificates; how many such certificates have been issued in each of the last five years; and what were the main reasons for them. 
Mr. John M. Taylor
A claim to public interest immunity relating to departmental documents or information is normally made by the appropriate Minister. No public interest immunity certificates have been signed either by me or the Lord Chancellor since our appointments.