§ Mr. Bernie Grant
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what examination he has given to the new evidence in the case of Winston Silcott presented to him on 16 June 1992; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Jack
Following representations made to my right hon. and learned Friend on 16 June 1992 about Mr. 137W Silcott's conviction for the murder of Mr. Smith, the Metropolitan police were asked to make inquiries. These have since been extended to take account of further representations received on 27 October 1992 and 25 January 1993. My right hon. and learned Friend will give further consideration to the case once the police inquiries have been completed.