§ Q7. Mr. Dalyell
asked the Prime Minister what contacts there have been between the Strathclyde police and press officers of Government departments (a) prior to, (b) during and (c) after the police raid on BBC Glasgow.
§ The Prime Minister
So far as my office is concerned, there have been no such contacts.
I understand that on 6 February, five days after the police operation, the Scottish Information Office informed Strathclyde police as a matter of routine of the content of two news releases issued on behalf of the Crown Office. On 13 February the Scottish Information Office informed the Police of a third news release.
There is no evidence that press officers from any Government Department other than the Scottish Office have been in contact with Strathclyde police at any stage about the action at the BBC.