To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether prior approval was given for the text of the lecture given by Detective Chief Inspector Robert Broome of the Ministry of Defence police, at the faculty of law, university of Southampton on 9 December 1987: and if he will make a statement.
Detective Chief Inspector Broome took part in an informal, in-house discussion held in the university by members and students of the faculty. There was no script. However, before accepting such an invitation he should have obtained the prior approval of the chief constable. He did not do so, and accordingly has been seen by the chief constable to be given formal advice in accordance with force standing orders, as to his future conduct.