To ask the Secretary of State for Defence
(1) if he will make a statement on the basis for his policy on Brigadier Gordon Kerr's giving evidence and otherwise co-operating with the inquiry undertaken by the Metropolitan Police Commissioner into collusion in Northern Ireland;
(2) what his policy is on allowing Brigadier Gordon Kerr to give evidence and otherwise to co-operate with the inquiry undertaken by the Metropolitan Police Commissioner into collusion in Northern Ireland.
The Stevens Inquiry is an independent police investigation, with which the Ministry of Defence is fully co-operating. Issues relating to interviews with individuals in connection with this or any other criminal investigation are for the investigating authorities and the individuals themselves.