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Home Department written question – answered on 20th May 2008.

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Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance was given to (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) civil servants in her Department on public communications during the local election purdah period.

Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (West Midlands), Minister of State (Home Office) (Borders and Immigration), Minister of State (HM Treasury) (also in the Home Office)

Guidance was published on the Cabinet Office website as it is when a local or general election takes place. The Cabinet Secretary also wrote to Departments to remind them of the guidance.

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