§ Mr. Llew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to investigate the background to the gaoling of William Harper in 1988 for the falsification of an insurance certificate to cover the sale of anti-tank missiles to Iran.
§ Mr. Maclean
My right hon. and learned Friend has received no representations about this case, but he is ready to consider in the light of any such representations which might be made whether there are grounds for exercising his power to refer a case to the Court of Appeal under section 17 of the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 or whether any other action might be appropriate.