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Departmental Staff

Volume 164: debated on Friday 12 January 1990

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what action he intends to take concerning the involvement of Mr. Peter Wetherby, an employee of his Department, under the pseudonym of Dominic Delaney in the organisation of the Troops Out movement or the Martyrs Committee.

[holding answer 7 December 1989]: The activities of Mr. Peter Wetherby in relation to the Troops Out movement and the Manchester Martyrs are being investigated by his employers, the Inland Revenue. Any subsequent action will depend on the outcome of those investigations.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the current position and place of work of Mr. Peter Wetherby.

[holding answer 7 December 1989]: Mr. Peter Wetherby is a revenue executive employed by the Inland Revenue in its Greater Manchester region.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has issued any guidance to his employees on involvement with the Troops Out movement.

[holding answer 7 December 1989]: General guidance on the extent to which civil servants may take part in political activities is given in the Civil Service pay and conditions of service code and in departmental instructions.