Prime Minister written question – answered on 24th February 2005.

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Photo of Adam Price Adam Price Spokesperson (Economy and Taxation; Education & Skills; Miner's Compensation; Regeneration; Trade & Industry)

To ask the Prime Minister whether the decision by the Metropolitan police to interview hon. Members as part of an on-going Official Secrets Act investigation into the disclosure of Iraq-related material was (a) authorised by and (b) communicated to (i) Ministers and (ii) officials in his Government.

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The Metropolitan police have kept officials in the Cabinet Office informed of the progress of their inquiry, which was initiated at the request of the Cabinet Office. Decisions about the handling of the inquiry are a matter for the police.

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