HC Deb 23 March 1982 vol 20 c303W
Mr. John Morris

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what further consideration he has given to paying the costs of the case against Ms Harriet Harman.

Mr. Whitelaw

The matter has been considered further in the light of representations received, but I remain convinced that it would be wrong for the Home Office to waive the judgments of the Court of Appeal and the House of Lords, thereby permitting these costs to fall on public funds.