HC Deb 02 July 1963 vol 680 cc39-40W
Q8. Mr. Bellenger

asked the Prime Minister whether he will place at the disposal of Lord Denning the statement sent to him by Colin Jordan, giving information obtained from John Vassall while in prison, and the later official investigation of that statement.

The Prime Minister

No. The statement to which the right hon. Gentleman refers is not concerned with any of the matters that Lord Denning is investigating.

Q13. Mrs. Castle

asked the Prime Minister whether he will arrange for legal aid to be given to those witnesses who are allowed legal representation when appearing before the Denning inquiry.

The Prime Minister

I have already explained why Lord Denning thinks that in the ordinary way a witness before him will not need to be legally represented; but in those cases where he agrees that a witness should be accompanied by his legal adviser, he will be willing to advise whether an ex gratia contribution to the cost of legal representation should be made from public funds.

Mr. A. Lewis

asked the Prime Minister whether he will give an assurance that all the letters, documents, papers and photographs, including classified material, in connection with the Profumo affair in the possession of himself and the various Ministers concerned have been or will be forwarded to Lord Denning in answer to his recent appeal.

The Prime Minister

Yes. All relevant papers in official hands have already been made available to Lord Denning.

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