§ Mrs. Ellman
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department which departments will be consulted and what criteria will be used to assess the release of the records concerning King Edward VIII. [554811
§ Ms Rosie Winterton
I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to her previous question on the 1 May 2002,Official Report, column 862W. It is the responsibility for each department which has closed records relating to King Edward VIII to review them for release, in accordance with the standard criteria set out in the Open Government Code.