HC Deb 21 January 1997 vol 288 c573W
Mr. Michael Brown

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what proposals he has to implement a telecommunications key escrow in the United Kingdom. [12018]

Mr. Ian Taylor

As stated in my answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Worcester (Mr. Luff) on 10 June 1996,Official Report, columns 13–14, I published a paper outlining Government policy on the provision of encryption services on public networks.

Officials within my Department are currently preparing a more detailed consultation paper which we intend to publish early this year. A consultation period will precede proposals for legislation.

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