HC Deb 29 July 1942 vol 382 c484
18. Dr. Little

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether all the secret and confidential documents were collected from the Northern Ireland Royal Air Force Security Police prior to their discharge, and whether he will order a public inquiry, with power to take evidence on oath, to be held into the whole question of their dismissal?

Sir A. Sinclair

I am advised that no secret or confidential documents were issued to these men who, in any event, were ordered to hand over all official documents when they were discharged. As regards the second part of the Question, the facts are well established and an inquiry would serve no useful purpose.

Dr. Little

Will my right hon. Friend consider the desire of these men for an inquiry, so that their case can be thoroughly investigated and the public may know exactly what is the position, as they do not understand the position of these men, and the matter ought to be cleared up?

Sir A. Sinclair

I cannot agree with my hon. Friend. I do not think that there is the slightest misunderstanding about the facts, which are perfectly well known.