§ Mr. Ioan L. Evans
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what communication he has received from Justice, the British section of the International Commission of Jurists, with regard to their request that their representatives should be allowed to study the 261W Machent Report on Birmingham police on behalf of the prisoners involved; what reply he has sent; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir F. Soskice
Justice have asked that their representatives should be allowed to study this report and to meet me for a general discussion. I have told them that I welcome a discussion, but that I cannot agree to the disclosure of a police report on inquiries into possible criminal offences.