Stephen Ward — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:06 am on 16th January 2014.

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Photo of Lord Harris of Haringey Lord Harris of Haringey Labour 11:06 am, 16th January 2014

I do not think that the Minister has really answered my noble friend Lord Richard’s question. We are talking about evidence that was given in public, and the Government—the archives—now hold material relating to that, possibly transcripts of it. For some reason, a decision has been taken that, because of sensitivity, these cannot now be rereleased to the public. What are the criteria for deciding why something which is already in the public domain should be suppressed in the future?