Poulson Case

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25th June 1974.

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Photo of Mr Edward Milne Mr Edward Milne , Blyth 12:00 am, 25th June 1974

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that a Royal Commission does not go far enough and that a tribunal of inquiry under the 1921 Act is imperative in the light of recent court decisions? Is he aware, further, that those of us in the North-East find his reply disappointing, especially as it comes from one of our colleagues in that area? Does he recollect that Mr. Justice Waller at Leeds Crown Court made reference to an army of paid lieutenants in the town halls of the North-East? Does not that in itself warrant consideration under the Act of 1921?