§ Mr. Eldon Griffiths
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information he has about the statement by Mr. Maurice Jones that his wife worked in Great Britain illegally before he married her; and what steps, if any, were taken by the immigration service to enforce the conditions of her entry into Great Britain.317W
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
Mrs. Jones was accepted for permanent settlement in the United Kingdom in January 1971. From that time she has been free to take any employment. The Home Office has no information to suggest that before that date she was in unauthorised employment.
§ Mr. Hooley
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the allegations against the police made by Mr. Maurice Jones will be referred to the Police Complaints Board or some other investigating body; if so, which; if the findings of the investigation will be published; and if he will in due course report thereon to the House.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
These complaints are ones to which the Police Act 1976 and the regulations made under it apply. The Act and the regulations provide for the report of the investigation of a complaint by a member of the public against a member of a police force to be sent, subject to any necessary reference to the Director of Public Prosecutions, to the Police Complaints Board for its independent consideration. They also provide for the complainant to be notified of the outcome by the board or by the chief officer concerned, depending on whether or not disciplinary charges have been brought. Subject to this, the terms and manner of such a notification will be a matter for the board. As regards the last part of the Question, T would refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave to a Question by my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Bradford, West (Mr. Lyons) on 27th May.—[Vol. 932, c. 640.]