Former MP, Neath
I thank the hon. Gentleman for giving way. On the question of the Portland case, I went to that trial but I am not conscious of any evidence that other spies were operating. I thought that after that trial Vassall was instructed by his masters not to continue his activities, and it vas when he started up again, I think in March, 1962, that he was traced within about a month.
Perhaps I can help. If the hon. Member for Leeds, West (Mr. Pannell) wants to see how Members of Parliament misused their position, he will find on page 54 of the Report a reference to the comments of the hon. Lady the Member for Blackburn (Mrs. Castle) in the House of Commons. Lord Denning says that these remarks were of a certain significance. They clearly imputed that Mr. Profumo had been...
The right hon. Gentleman must get this right. I must draw his attention to paragraph 177 of the Report. There is no question of the Ministers drafting the statement—
Former MP for Neath
Entered House of Commons on 15 May 1945 — unknown
Left Parliament on 25 September 1964 — General election
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