Lord Lester of Herne Hill – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Cabinet Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Lord Lester of Herne Hill on 2016-01-11.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the official records from 1987 relating to the ban on the publication of Spycatcher by Peter Wright have not been released to the National Archives under the 20-year rule.

Lord Bridges of Headley

Moving from a 30 year to 20 year rule has meant a doubling of the amount of information to be considered for release. The Cabinet Office is actively reviewing the remaining 1987 and 1988 records and will complete this work as quickly as possible.