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Operation Midland - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:29 pm on 18th March 2020.

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Photo of Lord Lea of Crondall Lord Lea of Crondall Labour 3:29 pm, 18th March 2020

My Lords, does the Minister believe that there is enough information in the public sphere about how such inquiries are supposed to be carried out? I took a particular interest in the Edward Heath case when I got a note through my letterbox in Crondall asking me to ring a Wiltshire police station. I did and was asked whether I had known Sir Edward Heath through the TUC and whether I had stayed at Chequers and so on. I was struck by how amateurish it all was. It is all very well our thinking about transparency in retrospect, but is enough known in the public arena about how such inquiries are supposed to be carried out?