HC Deb 27 February 1964 vol 690 cc103-4W
32. Mr. A. Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what study he has made of the letter from the hon. Member for West Ham, North, concerning Prisoner Brett, now serving a term of imprisonment for a shooting, which contains further evidence that this crime was actually committed by another person, details about whom have been supplied to his Department; and whether he will arrange for an independent inquiry into this matter.

Mr. Brooke

I understand that Brett's application for leave to appeal, which the Court of Criminal Appeal originally refused, has been re-listed on a point of law for hearing next week. In these cir- cumstances the case is again sub judice, and it would not be right for me to make any comment on it.