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David Cooper And Michael Mcmahon

Volume 987: debated on Thursday 3 July 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in the light of recent evidence supplied to him, he will exercise his power to secure the release from prison of David Cooper and Michael McMahon.

I assume that the hon. Member is referring to a recently published book, of which I was sent an advance copy. This is being studied to see whether it discloses any new facts or considerations not already considered by the courts or my predecessors.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he last considered instituting a further inquiry into the case of Michael McMahon and David Cooper; and if, in the light of recent events, he will do so again.