HC Deb 30 June 1987 vol 118 cc55-6W
Mr. Nicholas Brown

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made with inquiries into the matters raised in the "World in Action" television programme broadcast on 16 February concerning the Economic League and possible breaches of the law, including section 2 of the Official Secrets Act; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

We have received from the chief constable of the North Yorkshire police a report of an investigation carried out by a senior officer of his force into claims that information, in particular about criminal records, was passed to the Economic League by the police. Detailed examinations of police national computer transactions made by the force produced no indication that the PNC had been used to obtain criminal record information for the league. Further inquiries and interviews produced no evidence to support the implication that other police information had been passed to the league.