Submitted by the Privy Council Office
Thank you for your letter of 9 June to Jonathan Capstick
seeking information about why Ministers have refused to answer
certain Parliamentary Questions. I have been asked to reply.
The President refused to answer one Question on the
grounds that it would be inappropriate to provide details about
the security clearance of individuals. This is consistent with
Exemption 8 of the Code of the Practice on Access to Government
I hope this is helpful. If you have any other queries,
please do not hesitate to contact me.
4 July 2000