HC Deb 11 November 1991 vol 198 cc349-50W
Mr. Mullin

To ask the Attorney-General if he will order an inquiry into the failure of the Crown prosecution service to disclose to solicitors for the persons charged with murdering PC Tony Salt the statement by his widow regarding the discovery of her husband's kubaton; on what date it was disclosed; and if he will make a statement.

The Attorney-General

The Crown prosecution service is committed to full discharge of its obligation to disclose to persons charged with criminal offences or to their lawyers all material not included in the prosecution case which has some bearing on the offences charged and the surrounding circumstances of the case. The acting Director of Public Prosecutions has not yet been able to ascertain whether there was a failure in this particular case but has asked for a report upon the circumstances. I will write to the hon. Member in the light of that report.