§ Mr. Temple-Morris
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will set up an inquiry into the relations between the West Mercia Police in general and the Metropolitan Police and Detective Chief Superintendent Bob Booth in particular in the course of the Lesley Whittle police investigations; and if he will make a statement.
§ Dr. Summerskill
No. We are confident that chief officers are fully aware of the lessons to be drawn from this investigation. They have already discussed it collectively, and we do not believe a formal inquiry would serve any useful purpose.