Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:43 pm on 2nd May 2018.

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Photo of Jeremy Quin Jeremy Quin Conservative, Horsham 3:43 pm, 2nd May 2018

I share absolutely my right hon. Friend’s concerns about what this does in terms of the relationship between Ministers and civil servants. Does she share my concern that when this information—policy advice—is put out into the public domain those very civil servants who have done their best to serve Ministers have no means to defend themselves in public and to explain what they were intending?