HC Deb 07 August 1975 vol 897 c420W
Mr. Whitehead

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Home Office circular setting out the unsuitability of hostels run by Mr. Roger Gleaves, otherwise known as the Bishop of Medway, was sent to the Charity Commissioners.

Dr. Summerskill

On 9th February 1973 a memorandum was sent to the governors and wardens of all establishments dealing with young offenders. This warned them that Mr. R. C. A. Gleaves was a man with criminal convictions for sexual offences and advised them to treat as suspect any offer of assistance from Mr. Gleaves, the Guild of St. Dismas or the Old Catholic Church of Great Britain. It was not sent to the Charity Commissioners. We are looking at this point and, more generally, at our procedures for the dissemination of advice in such cases.