General Elections: Disclosure of Information

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 1st March 2018.

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Photo of John Mann John Mann Chair, Treasury Sub-Committee

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether this office's General Election Guidance has been reviewed the light of the High Court’s ruling of 27 April 2017 regarding purdah periods; and if he will issue further guidance on responding to requests for information and other enquiries during general election campaigns to Departments and government agencies.

Photo of Chloe Smith Chloe Smith The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, Assistant Whip

It is standard practice after an election for the Cabinet Office to reflect on how the election guidance operated in practice, and to consider amendments to the guidance in light of such practice. Updated guidance will be published in advance of the next General Election.

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