HL Deb 08 May 2001 vol 625 c171WA
Lord Hill-Norton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whose decision it was to drop various features concerning unidentified flying objects from the December edition of the Ministry of Defence's house journal Focus; why this decision was taken; and whether any defence Ministers were briefed on this. [HL1812]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

The editorial team of the in-house journalFocus decides the content of each edition, selecting from a range of competing potential topics and looking to achieve a balance of departmental news and more general interest pieces. In common with the overwhelming majority of such decisions, Ministers were not briefed about the selection of articles for the December 2000 edition.