HL Deb 14 October 1997 vol 582 cc134-5WA
Lord Marlesford

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What guidance is given to Ministers who wish to publish personal comments on government policy when those comments do not reflect government policy, and how they intend to ensure that the public can know which ministerial views so expressed do reflect government policy and which do not.

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

The newMinisterial Code, copies of which were placed in the Library of the House today, provides guidance to Ministers on the presentation of government policy.