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Volume 80: debated on Wednesday 12 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his answer on 3 June, Official Report, column 9, when he expects to decide on the case of a probationary clerical officer in the Overseas Development Administration, alleged to have released to the press a classified Government paper relating to Nicaragua.

As my right hon. and learned Friend the Attorney-General informed the House on 11 June in answer to a question from the hon. Member for Carrick Cumnock and Doon Valley (Mr. Foulkes) at column 395–96, he has decided that no prosecution should be brought against Mr. Dennis. Mr. Dennis has now been dismissed from the public service.