Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on the Crown Estates Commission on 24th May 1990.
Mr. Kirkwood To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will introduce legislation to require the Crown Estates Commission to publish minutes of all meetings and publish all working papers which lead to major policy decisions; and if he will make a statement.
Mr. Major I have been asked to reply. No. I am satisfied that the provisions of the Crown Estate Act 1961 provide the necessary level of accountability for the Crown Estate Commissioners.