Operation Conifer: Sir Edward Heath - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:52 pm on 18th December 2018.

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Photo of Lord Armstrong of Ilminster Lord Armstrong of Ilminster Crossbench 2:52 pm, 18th December 2018

My Lords, I welcome the noble Baroness to her second innings on this crease, and I can assure her that she can look forward to many more. It is unsatisfactory that the former Home Secretary declined to mount an independent review of this matter, saying it was a local matter for the local police and crime commissioner, who in turn said it was a national matter; he would like to see a review, but feels it is for the Government to do. We need to resolve this. I suggest to the noble Baroness that she get in touch with that police and crime commissioner and suggest that, if he commissions a review, the Home Office will pay for it. That is consistent with what happened in the original Operation Conifer, more than half of which was funded by the Home Office.