§ Dr. David Clark
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many applications for information he received under the Open Government Code of Practice on Access to Government Information in the last parliamentary session; and how many of these applications were granted. 
§ Mr. Spellar
For monitoring purposes, this information is collected on a calendar year basis. Information for 1997 was published last year in the Open Government Code of Practice on Access to Government Information 1997 Report. In 1998 my Department received 271 applications for information under the Code, and granted 248 of them.