§ Dr. Wright
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland which of his Department's administrative manuals and internal guidance are now made public; and which remain private. 
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
My Department's record of making publicly available internal guidance documents and administrative manuals is extremely good. The following examples give a good indication of the wide range of information that is available or will be made available: 181W
- The Scottish Office Staff Handbook.
- Staff guidance: Implementation of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information.
- The Coast Protection Act 1949: A summary guide to legislative powers, definitions and Grant Assistance.
- The Crofting Counties Agricultural Grants (Scotland) Scheme Handbook (available from Spring 1996).
- The Farm Woodland Premium Scheme Guidance Notes for Area Office Staff (available from Spring 1996).
- Grants paid under section 10(1) of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968. Desk instructions/procedure manual.
- NHS Employers Code of Procedure on the NHS Superannuation Scheme (Scotland).
- Confidentiality of Personal Health Information: Code of Practice.
- Access to Health Records Act 1990—A guide for the NHS.
- Teachers Employers Code of Practice on the Teachers Superannuation Scheme (Scotland).
- Departmental Instructions relating to changes in fisheries licensing arrangements and quota management.
- The Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency: Code of Enforcement Practice.
- The Scottish Prison Service Operating Standards.
- Historic Scotland: Nature Conservation and Management Manual.
- Historic Scotland: Policy on the Preservation of Monuments in State Care.
The following are examples of material which is not available for public inspection:
- The Scottish Office Security Handbook.
- Scottish Prison Service Security Manual.
- Departmental Instruments relating to fisheries enforcement matters.