HC Deb 17 June 1997 vol 296 c140W
Mr. Robert McCartney

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if she will make it her policy to collate information on briefings requested by the Irish side of the Anglo-Irish Secretariat at Maryfield and make such information available to hon. Members. [1318]

Marjorie Mowlam

I intend henceforward to place, on a quarterly basis, in the Library of the House a list of the subjects on which briefings have taken place in the Anglo-Irish Secretariat involving officials of the Northern Ireland Office and those of Northern Ireland Departments. The first report will cover the period from May to July. Details of such exchanges will, however, remain confidential to the two Governments.