HC Deb 19 December 1997 vol 303 c369W
Mr. David Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he proposes to respond on behalf of Her Majesty's Government to the Home Affairs Committee's recommendations on freemasonry in the police and the judiciary. [21816]

Mr. Straw

I had hoped to be in a position to do so by the end of November, but our consideration of the issue is not yet completed. I now expect to be able to reply to the Home Affairs Committee in the new year.