HC Deb 10 December 1986 vol 107 c161W
Mr. Fletcher

asked the Prime Minister whether there has been any change in the Government's policy towards the tapping of telephones of Members of Parliament since her answer on 31 October 1983, Official Report, c. 255; and if she will make a statement.

The Prime Minister

As I made clear in my letter to Mr. Speaker of 8 December 1986, I can confirm that the Government's policy on the interception of the communications of Members of Parliament remains as stated in the undertaking given by the then Prime Minister, Lord Wilson of Rievaulx, on 17 November 1966, at columns 834–41, and reaffirmed by me on 6 February 1980 and on 31 October 1983 and by my right hon. Friend the then Home Secretary on 11 December 1984.

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