§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will make a statement on 27W the wrongful suspension of police constable Keith Manktelow for five years; what compensation he intends paying to this man in addition to his reinstatement and arrears of pay whether such compensation will take account of the pain, distress and mental anguish caused to this policeman; and what action has been or will be taken against those responsible for the miscarriage of justice.
§ Mr. Whitelaw:
Mr. Manktelow has in the normal way received back pay for the period between his final dismissal from and his subsequent reinstatement in the Metropolitan Police. Whilst the delays are naturally to be regretted, I am satisfied after careful review of all the circumstances that there are no grounds for taking any further action in respect of them or of the original disciplinary decisions. They were throughout taken in good faith and in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions.