HC Deb 08 November 1999 vol 337 cc422-3W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Prime Minister if he will list those internal histories(a) commissioned under his Government and (b) currently in progress. [95307]

The Prime Minister

No central record is required for histories commissioned by Departments for their own purposes. Two internal histories have been commissioned since the General Election and work on them is under way. It is the established practice under section 10 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information not to disclose information relating to a planned or potential publication. After completion, consideration will be given on an individual basis under the Public Records Acts for their release to the Public Record Office.