HC Deb 22 March 1999 vol 328 cc8-9W
Mr. Maclennan

To ask the Prime Minister if he will amend the Code of Conduct for Ministers to include a prohibition against attempting to procure the(a) appointment, (b) promotion and (c) dismissal of individual journalists, and an obligation to make any complaints about journalists in writing, and to place them on public record. [77615]

The Prime Minister

[holding answer 19 March 1999]: Decisions on the employment of journalists are a matter for the media organisations concerned.