HC Deb 24 February 2003 vol 400 c206W
Mr. Hammond

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many meetings(a) he and his Ministers, (b) Treasury special advisers and (c) Treasury officials have had with Capita employees and members of the Capita Board since May 2001; what the purpose of each meeting was; and if he will make a statement. [98570]

Ruth Kelly

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 Libraries of the House.