Departmental Communication

Defence written question – answered on 27 July 2010.

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Photo of Stewart Hosie Stewart Hosie SNP Chief Whip, SNP Deputy Leader, Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what instructions have been issued by the private office of each Minister in his Department on the preparation of briefing, speeches and replies to official correspondence.

Photo of Andrew Robathan Andrew Robathan The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

There is extant, generic departmental guidance on the topic. Private offices may provide, on occasion, pointers on style for briefing particular Ministers-they do not issue separate instructions.

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