HC Deb 21 July 1981 vol 9 c71W
Mr. Edward Gardner

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress he has made in his consideration of the report of the Royal Commission on criminal procedure; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Whitelaw

I have been carefully studying the Royal Commission's report and the initial reaction to it. I see a need to invite more specific comments on some of the issues raised by the report, and for this purpose I shall shortly be sending a consultative memorandum to a wide range of interested bodies. Copies of this memorandum will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses, and will be available from the Home Office on request.