§ Mr. Dalyell
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why the Minister of State, the hon. Member for Pudsey (Mr. Shaw), has been unable to reply to the letter sent by the hon. Member for Linlithgow, of 14 October, acknowledged on 28 October, about the statements attributed to a detective sergeant of the Metropolitan police, asserting that a news blackout had been imposed by 10 Downing street on the burglary in November 1983 of the flat of Elizabeth Keays.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
The hon. Member will now have received the letter to him from my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister in reply to his letter of 14 October, and I have nothing to add to that.