HC Deb 19 May 2004 vol 421 c1089W
Mrs. Calton

To ask the Prime Minister (1) what(a) instruction and (b) guidance (i) his officials and (ii) Ministers were following prior to the decision not to make the February International Committee of the Red Cross report available to him as soon as it became available to his office; [173573]

(2) what (a) written and (b) oral briefing was provided by officials in his office to inform him of the contents of the International Committee of the Red Cross report and actions taken (i) as a result of officials having read the report and (ii) prior to the full report being made available to him. [173574]

The Prime Minister

I refer the hon. Member to the answers I gave to the right hon. Member for Folkestone and Hythe (Mr. Howard) at Prime Minister's questions on 12 May 2004,Official Report, columns 347–49.