HC Deb 28 November 1979 vol 974 cc647-8W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Attorney-General whether he will give, for the longest and most convenient stated period of time, the number of occasions when he or officials from his Department telephoned self-confessed criminals or their legal advisers to inform them of the intention of his Department to make a ministerial statement in answer to a tabled parliamentary question concerning such person's criminal activities, before the parliamentary statement had been made; and what were the reasons for such telephone calls in each case.

The Attorney-General

My Department has no readily available record which shows any such communication being made at any time.