HC Deb 15 December 1997 vol 303 cc42-3W
Mr. Ruffley

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if a special adviser in his Department has made unauthorised disclosures of information regarding the Government White Paper on Freedom of Information. [20880]

Dr. David Clark

Neither of my special advisers has made any unauthorised disclosure of information regarding the White Paper on Freedom of Information "Your Right to Know".

I gave clear instructions to my Department that contracts with the media in the run-up to the publication of the White Paper should not go beyond matters already in the public domain, and my special advisers acted fully in conformity with those instructions.