§ Mr. Marlow
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will discontinue the investigation of alleged misdemeanours by United Kingdom soldiers in the Falklands conflict.
§ Mr. Hanley
My right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Defence referred the allegations to the Crown Prosecution Service in August 1992 who asked the Metropolitan police to undertake an investigation which is in progress. The extent and nature of that investigation are operational matters for the Commissioner in which Ministers cannot intervene.