HL Deb 23 June 1998 vol 591 c12WA
Lord Alderdice

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What action they are taking to identify the source of recent unauthorised disclosures of confidential information from the Northern Ireland Office; and how will they ensure that no further disclosures occur. [HL2210]

Lord Dubs

Leaks are damaging to good government and no effort will be spared to discover who leaked this information. The Northern Ireland Office has been in touch with the Royal Ulster Constabulary about identifying the source of this latest leak. In the meantime the systems for the distribution and handling of documents within the Northern Ireland Office are presently under review.