HL Deb 08 July 2003 vol 651 c28WA
Lord Laird

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 25 June (WA 24) concerning the monitoring of Members' communications, what is the "Wilson Doctrine"; and whether it covers Members of the House of Lords. [HL3669]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

I have nothing further to add to the answers given by my right honourable friend the Prime Minister in another place on 7 May 2003 (Official Report, col. 734W) and 30 April 2003 (Official Report, col. 292W) in response to Questions by the honourable Member for Thurrock and 19 December 2001 (Official Report, col. 367W) in response to a Question by the honourable Member for Lewes.