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 Short Mr Edward Short , Newcastle upon Tyne Central 12:00 am, 25th June 1974

Certainly it warrants consideration by the police. But the point is that tribunals of inquiry under the 1921 Act are confined by the statute to definite matters of urgent public importance. [Interruption.] We consider that the inquiry now proposed should review a much wider area than it would be appropriate to entrust to a tribunal of inquiry. Therefore we take the view that a Royal Commission is the right way of proceeding.