HC Deb 02 November 2000 vol 355 c610W
Dr. Julian Lewis

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) in what circumstances it is the Government's policy to reveal the identity of British Stasi agents in the absence of a decision to prosecute them; [135005]

(2) for what reason no files have been passed to the Crown Prosecution Service by the police or the security service concerning the possible prosecution of British Stasi agents; [135006]

(3) if it is his policy not to expose British Stasi agents if they provided (a) unclassified personal information to their controllers, (b) unclassified political information to their controllers or (c) classified information to their controllers. [135027]

Mr. Straw

I refer the hon. Member to the statement I made on 21 October 1999, Official Report, columns 587–99, and the one that my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department made on 21 December 1999, Official Report, columns 182–229WH, concerning the cases involving the East German Stasi.