HL Deb 15 September 2004 vol 664 c189WA
Lord Laird

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answers by the Lord President on 26 May (WA 133) and 29 June (WA 13) concerning the non-disclosure of details about discussions of the Ulster-Scots Agency's budget for 2004, why it is not possible to prove that discussions took place and the nature of such discussions. [HL3627]

The Lord President of the Council (Baroness Amos)

The noble Lord is aware that discussions took place regarding the Ulster-Scots Agency budget. My answer of 26 May 2004 (WA 133) explains why it is not possible to place in the public domain documents, the disclosure of which would be contrary to the Code of Practice on Access on Government Information.