HC Deb 25 March 2003 vol 402 c160W
Mr. Don Foster

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what(a) code of conduct and (b) guidance governs (i) the placing of (A) speeches and (B) notes for speeches by Ministers (1) on their departmental website and (2) in the Library and (ii) the types of occasions and locations at which Ministers may announce new departmental policies. [104069]

Mr. Alexander

The decision on how and where to publish material is for individual Government Departments. When publishing material, Departments are required to act within the principles of propriety and effective use of public money set out in the 'Guidance on the work of the Government Information Service', the `Civil Service Code' and the 'Ministerial Code'. These do not differentiate between the various forms of publication. All of the guidance mentioned is available on the Cabinet Office and Government Information and Communication Service websites (www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk and www.gics.gov.uk)

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