HC Deb 09 March 1998 vol 308 c38W
Mr. Corbett

To ask the President of the Council if she will ensure that all documents released after a Ministerial statement are made available at Vote Office outlets throughout the parliamentary precinct at the same time as they become available in the Members' Lobby. [33512]

Mrs. Ann Taylor

No. It is a long-standing custom of the House that embargoed documents remain in the custody of the Deliverer of the Vote in the Main Vote Office until the time specified for release by the Minister responsible for the document's production, so as to ensure that such documents receive the secure handling they require. Documents which are not embargoed but have a special release time on them are normally available simultaneously in the Main Vote Office and in the Vote Office in other buildings.

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