Operation Conifer: Sir Edward Heath - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:46 pm on 12th November 2018.

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Photo of Lord Thomas of Gresford Lord Thomas of Gresford Liberal Democrat Shadow Attorney General 2:46 pm, 12th November 2018

My Lords, the Minister will be aware of the Answer of 1 November to my Written Question in which I asked whether any of the 40 complainants in Operation Conifer had applied for compensation under the criminal injuries compensation scheme. The Answer was that:

“The information requested could only be obtained at disproportionate cost”.

Does she agree that it is precisely that sort of information that an independent inquiry would find very pertinent in considering the motivation of the complainants?