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Mr Colin Wallace

Volume 173: debated on Thursday 24 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the relevant papers referred to in the written reply of 30 January, Official Report, column 112, include any papers of the Security Service; and whether representatives of Colin Wallace will be given access to all papers considered by the inquiry.

Mr. Calcutt has access to all papers relevant to his inquiry, and will consider what papers he judges Mr. Wallace and his representatives should see. We shall be guided by his advice.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Calcutt inquiry announced on 30 January, Official Report, column 112, will be taking evidence from (a) Len Garrett, (b) Sir Peter Leng, (c) Denis Payne, (d) Jeremy Railton, (e) Penny Sadler, (f) Bernard Sheldon or (g) John Waterfield; and whether it will be open to representatives of Colin Wallace to cross-examine witnesses.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what response he has made to the letter of Mr. Colin Wallace to him about his statement on the report into how papers were overlooked in the case of Colin Wallace; and if he will put copies of the correspondence in the Library.

My right hon. Friend has received Mr. Wallace's letter of 18 May, which he is considering.