HC Deb 13 December 1988 vol 143 cc491-2W
Mr. Dalyell

To ask the Prime Minister when she expects to receive the report from Sir Robin Butler on the case of Mr. P. J. Hasleldine and his letter toThe Guardian; and if she will make a statement.

The Prime Minister

I do not expect to receive such a report. This case is being considered in accordance with procedures laid down in diplomatic service regulations. These regulations are made under the powers vested in the Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary by the Diplomatic Service Order in Council 1964 which established the diplomatic service as a separate service under the Crown.