HC Deb 21 October 2002 vol 391 cc79-80W
Llew Smith

To ask the Prime Minister if he will make an exception from the rule covering non-disclosure of information from Cabinet committees and subcommittees under Part II of the code of practice on access to Government information to permit details of progress made at meetings of the Cabinet subcommittee ENV of green ministers to be given to Parliament on a more regular basis than its annual report to the Environmental Audit Committee. [75455]

The Prime Minister

The Sustainable Development in Government Report is published annually and outlines the contribution of all departments to sustainable development. Key developments during the year are posted on the Sustainable Development in Government website, http://www.sustainable-development.gov.uk/ sdig/index.htm. The Environment Audit Committee is able to call for reports and evidence at any time.

It is established practice under Exemption 2 of Part II of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information not to disclose information relating to the proceedings of the Cabinet and its committees.