HC Deb 12 May 2004 vol 421 c350W
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions the Department did not make explanatory notes available on the day a Bill was published in the last two years; and what steps are being taken to ensure that this does not occur in future. [165897]

Fiona Mactaggart

This has happened on only one occasion in the last two years. The guidance issued to Bill teams makes clear that "Explanatory Notes" must accompany the Bill and this is also reflected in the training they receive.