HC Deb 29 November 1917 vol 99 cc2223-4
76. Commander WEDGWOOD

asked the Home Secretary whether Sir Archibald Bodkin is retained in permanent employment by the Home Office; and, if so, since when, and at what salary?


The answer is in the negative. When, a few weeks ago I was in need of some assistance in dealing with certain questions relating to propaganda in the interest of the enemy, Sir Archibald Bodkin was good enough to offer his voluntary help, and I gladly accepted his offer.

Commander WEDGWOOD

Do I understand from that answer that Sir Archibald Bodkin's assistance at the Home Office is unpaid unless he decides that a prosecution is desirable, when he becomes paid?


My hon. and gallant Friend really ought to be more careful in putting his questions. The Home Office do not direct prosecutions. Sir Archibald Bodkin's advice to the Home Office has no reference at all to prosecutions.


Does Sir Archibald Bodkin advise the Public Prosecutor to prosecute, and the Public Prosecutor engage Sir Archibald Bodkin to prosecute?

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