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Mr V Dajibhai And Mr A Sharif

Volume 113: debated on Wednesday 25 March 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will cause to be published the reports of the Avon and Somerset constabulary into the death in August 1986 of Vimal Dajibhai and the death in October 1986 of Ashad Sharif.

The publication of the police report following an investigation is a matter for the chief officer. It is not the normal practice to publish material other than that submitted in evidence; to do so would discourage members of the public from co-operating fully with the police.