HC Deb 01 February 1999 vol 324 cc422-3W
Mr. Michael J. Foster

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has for departmental(a) White and (b) Green Papers to be made available on floppy disk format in a form which facilitates access for the visually impaired. [67841]

Mr. Straw

The manner in which documents are produced and disseminated is decided upon by careful consideration of the individual merits and requirements of each publication.

The Home Office has employed a number of alternative publication formats in recent years and it is now common practice to make White and Green Papers available via the Internet in a format that is accessible to the widest range of users.

The Cabinet Office is currently producing guidance to Departments on the arrangements for production of White and Green Papers, as announced by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary, on 27 January 1999, Official Report, column 296.

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