HL Deb 20 April 2000 vol 612 cc131-2WA
Lord Lester of Herne Hill

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What measures are in place to prevent the excessive classification of official documents as not appropriate for public disclosure. (HL2086)

Lord Bach

Clear guidance is available on the use of protective markings for the administrative classification of official documents. However, such classifications are not a factor which will be taken into account when considering disclosure of information under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Bill.