§ Mr. A. Lewis
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many
FORMAL INQUIRIES INTO ALLEGATIONS AGAINST PUBLIC SERVANTS OR PUBLIC DEPARTMENTS WHICH HAVE BEEN HELD BY PEOPLE NOT EMPLOYED IN THE DEPARTMENT CONCERNED Date Matters under investigation Results Nov., 1953–May, 1954 Disposal of land at Crichel Down. The Government clarified its land disposal policy and an investigation was initiated which led to the setting up of the present regional organisation. Nov., 1955–March, 1956 Security procedures in the public services. Changes in security procedures. June, 1961 Breaches of security at the Underwater Detection Establishment, Portland. May, 1961–April, 1962 Security procedures in the public service. Nov., 1962–April, 1963 The Vassall Case and related matters. August, 1956 Allegations of the ill-treatment of prisoners at Liverpool Prison. Two Prison Officers received severe reprimands and special probation. The charges against two other Prison Officers were not proved. Feb.-April, 1957 Allegations of official pressure on the managers of public houses in the Carlisle and District State Management Scheme to produce greater profit by undesirable measures. Allegations found to be untrue. Nov., 1957–Jan., 1958 Allegations of improper disclosure of information relating to the raising of the Bank Rate. Allegations found to be untrue. Nov., 1958 Allegations of misuse of official facilities for the circulation of documents. The report concluded that no-one in the public service had made any official facilities available with the conscious purpose of assisting the distribution of a pamphlet issued by the Rented Homes Campaign. April-May, 1963 Allegations of the ill - treatment of prisoners at Durham Prison. Only one of eleven allegations gave rise to doubts whether Prison Officers had behaved properly. In view of the conflict of evidence no action was taken. June-Sept., 1963 Circumstances leading to the resignation of the former Secretary of State for War and related matters. Allegations against certain public servants were found to be untrue.