The newspaper likened the move to the scandal of Jo Moore, who notoriously said 9/11 was ‘a good day to bury bad news'.
‘We publish a huge amount of research whether it is "good" or "bad" news. We always flag it up with home affairs correspondents. Would we do this... to bury information?' a spokesman told PRWeek.
The Home Office changed the way it delivers academic research, from ad hoc to once a month, when Reid arrived. Journalists have complained, saying the monthly briefings offer too much information to dissect at once. The Daily Telegraph claimed the department was trying to stop the publication of negative research.
The Telegraph press office was not available for comment.