HC Deb 13 July 1982 vol 27 c320W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why it took so long for him to reply to the communication from the hon. Member for Newham, North-West dated 20 May about the attack upon a bus conductress; and whether this was due to the delay caused by his Department or the police.

Mr. Mayhew

There has been no unnecessary delay. A full investigation has been carried out by the police into the incident about which the hon. Member wrote on 20 May and my noble Friend wrote to him on 12 July.