HC Deb 02 February 2001 vol 362 c335W
Mr. Baker

To ask the Prime Minister if he will make it his policy for all lobby briefings undertaken on his behalf to be open for audio and visual recording. [148364]

The Prime Minister

Since the publication of the Mountfield Report in November 1997, all 11.00 am and 4.00 pm Lobby briefings by my official spokesman and his deputy are on the record. An account of them is published on the No. 10 website.

It is for Ministers to represent the views of Government in Parliament.