HC Deb 18 November 2002 vol 394 cc17-8W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Prime Minister if he will make it his practice to decide whether to comment on leak inquiries on a case-by-case basis. [80521]

The Prime Minister

No. In order to safeguard security and investigative arrangements, it has been the practice of successive governments not to comment on the conduct and outcome of leak inquiries.

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