§ Mr. Latham
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will call for a report from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis as to the latest position regarding the police investigation into the death in Spain in 1983 of Petty Officer John Black, Royal Navy; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
I understand from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis that, following a request by the Ministry of Defence, and Foreign and Commonwealth Office for the Metropolitan police to investigate Petty Officer Black's death, an interim report has been submitted to the Commissioner and copies sent to both Departments. The report is under consideration and it is unlikely that investigations will be complete for some weeks.