HC Deb 02 May 1975 vol 891 cc268-9W
Mr. Gwynfor Evans

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make available to interested members of the public all previously restricted Home Office reports and documents concerning the case of James Hanratty.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

No. It would not be right to go beyond what has been published in Mr. Hawser's report on the case. Police reports and other material obtained in the investigation of crime necessarily contain confidential information about individuals, and it is well recognised that they ought not to be freely disclosed.

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