Historical Allegations:Operation Conifer - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:31 am on 18th October 2018.

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Photo of Lord Morgan Lord Morgan Labour 11:31 am, 18th October 2018

The House will appreciate the tone of the Minister’s reply, which seemed very fair, but the excellent Question from the noble Lord, Lord Armstrong, refers to historical allegations. These are not, of course, allegations by historians. We have a tradition in politics in this country of allowing these accusations to fester over decades, with the result that it is very difficult to form a clear view. If we were addressing matters that were, let us say, medical or scientific we would have authoritative and qualified people to deal with them. Could we not have appropriate scholarly authorities deal with this matter?