> wording differs in many respects from what appears to be the agreed ministerial version.
Hmm. The gov.uk document that the article references is 404. A search yields this document with an identical title, but a comparison shows that it has almost no text in common with the document that El Reg has archived. It appears more as if the archive is the Communiqué, and the government upload is the 'Action Minutes'.
If there's a policy difference between the two, I'm not sure which would have precedence.