HC Deb 05 December 1997 vol 302 cc388-9W
Mr. Matthew Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what is his policy in respect of the faxing of press releases on the day of release to Opposition party spokesmen; what changes have been introduced since 1 May and if he will make a statement. [16297]

Dr. Howells

It is the policy of my right hon. Friend to provide press releases of major significance to Opposition party spokesmen on the day of release. Delivery can be by fax or hard copy, depending on which method is most suitable. Copies of all press notices are placed in the House of Commons library on the day of publication and are available on the Department's Web site the following day. There has been no change of policy since 1 May.