§ Mr. Latham
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what further action he intends to take in the case of the late Petty Officer John Black, RN following the verdict of the inquest jury that he was unlawfully killed in Spain, and the Metropolitan police report that he died accidentally; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Neubert
Although my Department initiated an investigation into the death of Petty Officer J. A. Black, which was carried out by officers of the Metropolitan police, it has no further standing in the matter.