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Stalker Inquiry

Volume 127: debated on Friday 12 February 1988

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To ask the Prime Minister which members of the Government were consulted prior to the removal of Mr. John Stalker from his inquiry into the alleged shoot-to-kill policy of the Royal Ulster Constabulary.

I have been asked to reply.None. The then Attorney-General was, however, consulted about the decision to appoint Mr. Sampson to continue the investigation which Mr. Stalker had started. I and my Home Office colleagues were also informed of Mr. Sampson's appointment.