HC Deb 04 March 1996 vol 273 c5W
Mr. Winnick

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what actions he(a) has taken and (b) plans to take as a result of the recommendations of the Scott report. [16958]

The Deputy Prime Minister

I refer the hon. Member to the speech made by the President of the Board of Trade on 26 February,Official Report, columns 590–604.

Mr. Allen

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what consultation he had with the Secretary to the Cabinet concerning the Government's response to the Scott inquiry; and where and when such consultations took place. [16603]

The Deputy Prime Minister

Successive Governments have not disclosed the nature or the specific sources of the advice they receive from the civil service.