HL Deb 26 July 1999 vol 604 c138WA
Lord Simon of Glaisdale

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many persons had access to the summary of the findings of the Macpherson Inquiry into the Lawrence murder and its associated commentary before their general publication. [HL3377]

Lord Williams of Mostyn

In announcing the outcome of the inquiry on 13 May the Home Secretary said that only a small number of officials and advisers had access to the relevant papers. Twelve people (apart from the Home Secretary) were interviewed by the independent investigator as having had access to both the summary and associated correspondence.