HC Deb 08 July 1965 vol 715 cc291-2W
50. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why he stopped the letter sent by Prisoner T. Brett to the Public Records Office; why he has insisted that a petition must be presented giving the reasons why Prisoner Brett desires information on Mr. Twitchell, in view of the facts known to him that this man has given false information at the trial of Brett; and whether he will now personally review this case.

Miss Bacon

This letter was additional to Brett's ordinary entitlement and it did not appear that there were sufficient grounds for allowing him an extra letter. He was told that he could petition stating his grounds for needing an extra letter. It is not known to me that. Mr. Twitchell gave false information at the trial. After full consideration my right hon. and learned Friend has found no grounds for taking any action in relation to Brett's conviction.