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Mr Roy Garner

Volume 86: debated on Wednesday 13 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for a report from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis stating how much money from public funds has been paid to Mr. Roy Garner, and a detailed breakdown of the purpose of such payments; whether any reward limits have been exceeded in any payments to Mr. Garner; and why.

It is not the practice of the Metropolitan police to release details of reward payments.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will provide details of his Department's broadcasting unit's involvement relating to the proposed Brass Tacks programme which refers to Mr. Roy Garner and alleged payments to him by the Metropolitan police; and if he will make a statement.

The broadcasting department of the Home Office was not involved in the decision of the BBC to defer transmission of the programme.