Departmental Minutes

Transport written question – answered on 12th February 2004.

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Photo of Richard Ottaway Richard Ottaway Conservative, Croydon South

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether it is his Department's policy to make notes of (a) meetings and (b) telephone conversations involving Ministers; and under what circumstances no notes would be made.

Photo of Tony McNulty Tony McNulty Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport

The Department follows the central "Guidance on the Management of Private Office Papers" which makes clear that good record management procedures are necessary not least to ensure accountability and provide an audit trail. Among the records covered by the guidance are Ministers' meetings and telephone conversations.

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