HL Deb 27 July 1998 vol 592 cc151-2WA
Lord Lester of Herne Hill

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answers by the Lord Williams of Mostyn on 15 July (WA 35), whether the Home Office will ensure that explanatory statements in immigration cases disclose the sources of the information contained in such statements so that adjudicators are able to evaluate the weight to be given to such information and appellants are able to test its accuracy. [HL2887]

Lord Williams of Mostyn

Explanatory statements already indicate the sources of the information they contain. Copies of documents referred to are also attached to statements, except where they contain confidential information.

If information is provided by a third party, such as another government department, it is Home Office policy to include it in the explanatory statement only with the permission of the party concerned.