Lord Hunt of Wirral: I thank the noble Lord the First Secretary of State, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and Lord President of the Council for introducing this very important debate. I also welcome the latest expansion of his portfolio. I know that his role as Minister for Information has not yet been publicly confirmed but, having presumably become dissatisfied with the domain temporal, I understand that the First Secretary of State has now extended his remit into the domain spiritual as well. I apologise to him for not mentioning this before, and I sense a slight flurry of unease on the Bishops' Benches, but the noble Lord is to be congratulated on becoming a Church Commissioner.
He is after the Church Plate and Poor Box !
I received an interested bunch of documents yesterday in response to my Subject Acces Request to one of Mandy's many departments. All hostile stuff and a lot of redacted email addresses and correspondence. The Civil Service sure seem to have a lot of thick black marker pens.
Its called Freedom Of Information Boys, this is not top secret stuff.