Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence


Letter from the Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to the Chairman of the Committee

  Thank you for your letter of 31 October requesting a copy of the Department's note of my predecessor's meeting with Ken Bates on 22 December 1999.

  I have considered your request very carefully but I have concluded that I cannot release an internal record of a meeting the contents of which were not agreed at the time with all the participants. Having re-read the Private Secretary's account of the meeting, I can assure you that the note contains nothing which has not already been placed in the public domain by Chris and Mr Bates.

6 November 2001

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