HL Deb 21 June 2004 vol 662 cc103-4WA
Lord Lester of Herne Hill

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will publish their reasons for refusing to comply with the recommendations by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration in relation to the complaint by Ms Branigan, a journalist employed by the Guardian, of a failure by the Department of Health to comply with the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information. [HL3108]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Lord Warner)

The Department of Health has accepted the recommendations of the Parliamentary Commissioner. The information previously withheld and recommended for release has now been supplied, subject to the excisions agreed with the Commissioner.