HC Deb 20 February 1997 vol 290 c685W
Mr. Robert McCartney

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make it his policy when asked by hon. Members to provide comparative statistics between Northern Ireland and other parts of the United Kingdom, or the United Kingdom as a whole, to obtain the necessary figures from other Departments and to publish them. [15819]

Sir Patrick Mayhew

No. It would not be appropriate to provide statistical information on subjects for which I am not responsible.