§ Mr. Meacher
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any disciplinary action has been taken by the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis in the light of the finding over four months ago of the Bloomsbury and Marylebone county court that two police sergeants attached to Hampstead police station on 6 November 1977 falsely imprisoned and maliciously prosecuted Mr. Trevor Rhone and that they subsequently lied to the magistrates, the investigating officer and the county court.
§ Mr. Whitelaw
I understand from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis that the report of the further investigation carried out following the county court proceedings has been submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions, who has concluded that the evidence is not 285W sufficient to justify criminal proceedings against the officers concerned. The question of disciplinary proceedings is now being considered by the Commissioner.