To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the answer of 11 November 2009, Official Report, column 411W, on disclosure of information, if she will place in the Library a copy of the current edition of the document, "Handling unauthorised disclosures", redacting information which could harm national security.
Copies of "Official Information: standards of conduct and procedures" have been placed in the Libraries of the House.
Detailed internal guidance on the conduct of the investigation of leaks and procedures for use by Government Departments is also held. There are no plans for this to be published with or without redactions. Publishing details of working methods and investigative techniques would compromise the effective conduct of investigations in future.