§ Mr. Alexander W. Lyon
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what disciplinary action has been taken in respect of the London Airport officers who signed the recent letter about immigration control.
§ Mr. Callaghan
The action of these officers was in breach of a long-standing rule against taking any active part in any matter which is of public or political controversy. An inquiry made in70W accordance with the normal Civil Service disciplinary procedure has now been completed; this took account of all the circumstances, including representations made by the officers about their difficulties in dealing with would-be evaders of the immigration control. As a result, one officer has been transferred away from the Immigration Service, and 37 others have received a formal reprimand.