HC Deb 14 February 2003 vol 400 c26W
Mr. Hammond

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many meetings(a) he, (b) Ministers of State, (c) Parliamentary Under-Secretaries of State, (d) special advisers, and (e) officials have had with Capita employees and members of the Capita board since May 2001; what was discussed at each meeting; who attended; and if he will make a statement. [95982]

Mr. Lammy

As with previous Administrations and in line with exemption 7 of the "Code of Practice on Access to Government Information", it is not this Government's normal practice to release details of specific meetings or their content, as some of these discussions may have taken place on a confidential basis.

All such contacts are conducted in accordance with the rules set out in the "Ministerial Code" the "Civil Service Code", and "Guidance for Civil Servants: Contacts with Lobbyists". Copies of these documents are available in the Library.