HC Deb 21 April 1982 vol 22 c97W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give the reasons why he will not introduce legislation to prevent chief constables from denying to the media access to police activities of public interest, such as not control exercises, subject to his discretion.

Mr. Mayhew

The public interest would not, in the view of my right hon. Friend, be served by making such issues a matter for legislative control.