HL Deb 26 March 1984 vol 450 c123WA
The Earl of Longford

asked Her Majesty's Government: Why the report of the psychiatrist, Dr. Read, on Ian Brady, a prisoner in Gartree Prison, has been refused to Mr. Benedict Birnberg, solicitor to Ian Brady, when the report of the Home Office psychiatrist, Dr. Marjot, who recommended transfer to a special hospital, has been made available to Mr. Birnberg and Lord Longford.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Elton)

It is not the practice to disclose the contents of confidential medical reports on prisoners.

Dr. Marjot's report was disclosed because of the exceptional circumstances in which he came to report on Mr. Brady.