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Westminster Children's Hospital (Break-In)

Volume 128: debated on Thursday 25 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for a report from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis on the circumstances of the break-in at Westminster children's hospital paediatric research laboratory on the night of 6 and 7 February and as to the progress of police investigations into this incident.

I understand from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis that an inquiry was instituted following a report from the Children's Medical Charity that premises occupied by the charity in Vincent square might have been unlawfully entered on the night of 6–7 February, but that this inquiry has now been terminated at the request of the charity, which no longer wishes to pursue the matter.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the hon. Member for Glasgow, Shettleston can expect a reply to his letters of 10 December and 13 December 1987 regarding Mr. and Mrs. F. Gow, of Glasgow G32.