Select committee rules on government memoirs

<p>Civil servants and ministers should be free to decide what they write, but should face real disadvantages if they publish without government agreement, the House of Commons' public administration select committee has recommended. The select committee said that the Crown should be able to take action to claim the profits if ministers publish without agreement, as is already the case for Crown servants. It said that the same system, if not the same rules, should be applied to former ministers, officials and special advisers.

It investigated the publication of memoirs and diaries by politic...

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