§ Lord Jenkins of Putney
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will make a statement about enquiries into the death of Miss Hilda Murrell.
§ Lord Glenarthur
The death of Miss Hilda Murrell in March 1984 following her abduction from her home in Shrewsbury is the subject of an investigation by officers of the West Mercia Constabulary which is continuing. To seek to assist in bringing this case to a successful conclusion the Chief Constable of West Mercia has invited an assistant chief constable of the Northumbria Police to review the investigation so far and to report back. The handling of this investigation is an operational matter for the chief constable about which, in the light of the considerable interest which it has generated, he has kept the Home Secretary informed.