HC Deb 02 August 1965 vol 717 cc260-2W
Mr. Marten

asked the Prime Minister if all those who assisted or were interviewed or gave evidence to the Standing Security Commission which investigated the Bossard and Allen cases were warned that their evidence might be published or used as the basis of disciplinary action; and if he will make a statement.

The Prime Minister

Evidence given to the Commission will not, in fact, be the basis of any disciplinary action, and I understand that in these circumstances the Commission felt it unnecessary to give any warning to witnesses. I ex- plained in my statement of 22nd July that separate inquiries would be made into the actions of individuals, and that the Royal Commission on Tribunals would have authority to inquire into the procedures appropriate for other types of investigation of security and allied subjects.