§ Mr. Teddy Taylor
asked the Prime Minister if, in view of the recent decision of the European Assembly to initiate an inquiry into police conduct in the United Kingdom during the miners' dispute, she will make a statement outlining the policy of Her Majesty's Government on whether official co-operation will be given to such inquiries; and if Her Majesty's Government will make it their policy not to permit members or officials of the European Assembly to enter the United Kingdom to conduct such inquiries.
§ The Prime Minister
It is not the policy of the Government to co-operate in inquiries set up the by European Assembly on matters which are outside its competence. No official co-operation will therefore be given to the inquiry into police conduct in the United Kingdom during the miners' dispute. Members and officials of the Assembly seeking to come here in connection with such an inquiry will be treated for immigration purposes in the same way that such members and officials are normally treated.