§ Mr. Clay
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Leyton (Mr. Cohen) on 26 June, Official Report, column 279, if he will say whether, during his Department's review 161W of cases in which Dr. Skuse gave evidence, anything emerged to suggest that Dr. Skuse's evidence was not reliable.
§ Mr. Hurd
[pursuant to his reply, 7 July 1986, c. 57]: The Department reviewed the written evidence 162W given by Dr. Skuse in a number of cases. Nothing emerged to suggest that the evidence was unreliable. So far as the case of the Birmingham bombings is concerned, all the forensic evidence given at the trial is still under review in the context of representations about the case, in particular about the reliability of the forensic test used.