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Defence Contractors

Volume 116: debated on Thursday 14 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many inquiries have been carried out by the Ministry of Defence police into allegations of crime in defence contractors in each of the past five years; whether the results in each case were reported to Ministers; and what action was taken in each case where the inquiry showed that crime had been committed.

[pursuant to his reply, 13 March 1987, c. 322]: Over the five years October 1981 to October 1986, Ministry of Defence police inquired into 35 allegations of serious crime. Of these, nine were classified as "no crime"; nine were resolved by administrative action; eight by way of prosecution; the remaining nine are still under investigation.