HC Deb 16 June 1997 vol 296 c31W
Mr. Ashton

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he intends to pursue and publish the report on the payment of trial witnesses by the media which was announced in the last Parliament and reported on by the National Heritage Select Committee. [2966]

Mr. Hoon

My Department issued a consultation document, "Payments to Witnesses", in October last year and the responses to that are under consideration. A response to the report of the National Heritage Select Committee will be made in the next few weeks.