§ Lord Lester of Herne Hill
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether The Stationery Office Limited has been authorised to sell Notes on Clauses to the public. [HL342]
§ Lord McIntosh of Haringey
The Stationery Office Limited have not been authorised to sellNotes on Clauses to the public. These are currently prepared by departments for the Minister in charge of a Bill. They are sometimes made available to Members before the Committee Stage of a Bill begins but are not generally made available to a wider audience. It is envisaged, however, that the proposed new "Explanatory Notes" will be published with a Bill by The Stationery Office Limited.