HC Deb 15 December 1999 vol 341 c210W
Mr. David Davis

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements(a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have put in place for the taking and keeping of minutes of meetings between Ministers and people outside his Department. [102374]

Mr. Straw

Private secretaries usually take notes of formal meetings between Ministers and people from outside the Home Office. The degree of detail recorded, and the writing up of notes, depends on the nature of the meeting and of the issues raised.