Will my hon. Friend confirm that his responsibilities for open government go hand in hand with the requirements of the citizens charter? The citizens charter has caught the imagination and the support of many people; so would any further progress towards open government.
I agree that the responsibilities of my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster for open government are an important aspect of his overall responsibility. Early next year the Department will produce another White Paper on the subject, and the House will have an opportunity to consider it then.