HC Deb 27 March 1911 vol 23 cc1101-2W

asked the Home Secretary, whether the promised full inquiry into the conflicting police evidence in the Clapham murder case will be open to the Press and to the public; whether the police officers concerned will be entitled to be represented at the inquiry; and whether the police witnesses will be guaranteed immunity from any retributive consequences of their evidence?


The inquiry will be open to the Press, and, so far as the limited accommodation will allow, to the public. The police officers concerned will be represented by counsel. As I have already stated, there is no ground whatever for the suggestion that police witnesses stand in fear of giving truthful evidence.