§ Mr. Nigel Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department; pursuant to his answer of 27 February,Official Report, column 407, if he will publish the advice from Her Majesty's inspectorate of constabulary relating to the special grant application by the chief constable of Gloucestershire for the exceptional costs of the Cromwell street inquiry; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Maclean
The advice from Her Majesty's inspectorate of constabulary was that the expenditure incurred was not such as to threaten the efficiency of the force. It is not the practice to publish the details of advice given to Ministers.