§ Mr. Martyn Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if the former Welsh Office civil servant, Derek Brushett, attended any of the preliminary hearings held by Sir Ronald Waterhouse to discuss procedure with the North Wales child abuse inquiry on 10 September, 15 October, 26 November 1996 and 3 January 1997. 
§ Mr. Paul Murphy
In so far as it can be established, there is no record of Mr. Brushett attending any of the preliminary hearings in his official capacity.
An examination of the transcripts of evidence shows that he did not take part in any of the preliminary hearings.