HC Deb 17 June 1997 vol 296 c98W
Mr. Mullin

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what date the C3 Department was informed by Devon and Cornwall police that a second witness was claiming to know the identity of the killer of Mrs. Ivy Batten; on what date this man's statement was made available to solicitors acting for Mr. Brian Parsons; and if he will make a statement. [3511]

Mr. Michael

A supplementary report on the case was completed by Devon and Cornwall Constabulary on 26 November 1996 and sent to the Home Office, although records do not show the exact date on which the report was received. A summary of the new evidence was contained in a Home Office letter to Mr. Parsons' solicitors dated 26 March 1997.