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ALL GOVERNMENT PAPERS WILL GO ONLINE ON DAY OF PUBLICATION

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All government documents will be put on the internet on the day of their publication under ambitious plans to get W...
All government documents will be put on the internet on the day of their publication under ambitious plans to get Westminster online, according to The Independent (p8).

The Stationary Office, the body responsible for publishing official government documents and parliamentary reports, will launch its own website in the early part of the summer.

A source close to the project said: 'The website is still being developed but the basic principle is to provide free access to official government information.' A 'basic principle' of the website is to make it free, the source said.

At present the house of commons website provides debates and bills online, but not white papers and other government documents. They are not always available the day the hard copy is published.

There has also been frustration that certain documents including minutes of oral evidence to select committees, are not published on the net until several days later.
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