HC Deb 26 March 1975 vol 889 c143W
Mr. Beith

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will institute discussions between his Department, the Press and police forces with a view to setting out guidelines for co-operation between the police and the Press during major incidents and inquiries into serious crime.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

Chief officers of police are responsible for the conduct of relations between their forces and the Press. I believe that there has been a general improvement in these relations in recent years, and I shall consider whether there is anything I can usefully do to help maintain this trend.