HC Deb 16 September 2004 vol 424 c1677WS
Norman Baker

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the subject and date of each written briefing prepared by her special advisers for all Labour hon. Members since May 1997; and what the total cost is to date. [184863]

Margaret Beckett

The Code of Conduct for Special Advisers sets out special advisers' duties and responsibilities. This includes helping to brief party MPs and officials on issues of Government policy. No central record of such briefings is maintained by the Department. Any written briefings will be distributed by the party.