Submitted by the Department of Trade and
With your letter of 9 June you attached a list of
PQ answers given by this Department which had been identified
by the Table Office as withholding specific information.
I attach a note with provides further responses as
to why information could not be provided, relating each case to
the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information.
I have asked the Parliamentary Clerk to make sure
that all officials who draft answers to Parliamentary Questions
are aware of the Code of Practice and the need to make reference
to the Exemptions whenever appropriate.
5 July 2000