§ 19. Mr. Eastham
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what additional measures his Department has taken to assist Greater Manchester police following the bombing in central Manchester on 3 December.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
Operational responsibility for the investigation of the terrorist incidents in central Manchester on 3 December rests with the Greater Manchester police, who are able to draw on any assistance which they might require from the Metropolitan police anti-terrorist branch. I have every confidence that, as in the investigation of other forms of crime, the police are well equipped to carry out this responsibility.