HC Deb 22 June 1961 vol 642 cc149-50W
14. Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when his Department issued a circular to chief officers of police about the practice of the police with regard to supplying witnesses in the case of road accidents with copies of statements made by them to the police; and what was the purpose of the circular.

Mr. Renton

On 14th August, 1958. While the disclosure of information from police records is a matter for the discretion of the chief officer of police concerned, the purpose of the circular was to make certain recommendations in the interests of a reasonable uniformity.