HC Deb 17 February 1987 vol 110 c522W
Q152. Mr. Dalyell

asked the Prime Minister whether it was with her authority that Mr. Bernard Ingham and the No. 10 Downing street Private Office were in touch with the Strathclyde police in relation to the seizure of documents at BBC Scotland on 1 February.

The Prime Minister

Ministers have made clear repeatedly in the House that the Government did not intervene in the application for a warrant to search the premises of the BBC in Glasgow. The hon. Gentleman's allegation is totally unfounded. At no time has any member of the No. 10 staff been in touch with the Strathclyde police about the matter.

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