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Derek Pasquill: Official Secrets

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 21st January 2008.

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Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether Ministers approved, before it was presented to the police, the witness statement by his Department setting out its considered assessment of the damage caused to international relations under Section 3 of the Official Secrets Act 1989 by Mr. Derek Pasquill's disclosures.

Photo of Meg Munn Meg Munn Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

The witness statement was given by a senior Foreign and Commonwealth Office official on behalf of the Department. Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Ministers were briefed on its contents.

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