§ Mr. Kaufman
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what purpose and at whose request officials of his Department examined Home Office files to ascertain whether President-elect Clinton had applied for United Kingdom citizenship.
§ Mr. Tony Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what information was passed on by his Department during 1992 to journalists in respect of Mr. Bill Clinton's period of temporary residence in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement;
(2) when a search was authorised of Home Office records in respect of Mr. Bill Clinton's period of study in the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Winnick
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the reasons for the examination undertaken into his Department's records as to whether Mr. Bill Clinton had applied for United Kingdom citizenship while studying in Britain; by whom the investigation was authorised; on what dates the research was undertaken; what were the total costs of the work involved; and what was the result of the investigation regarding Mr. Clinton.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
I refer the hon. Members to the reply I gave the hon. Member for Sedgefield (Mr. Blair) on 9 December, at columns662–63, to which I have nothing to add.