§ Mr. Mackinlay
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the co-operation between the Customs and Excise and No. 2—north-east—regional crime squad in relation to the case which resulted in the conviction on drugs charges of Joseph Kasser in January at Newcastle Crown court.
§ Mr. Charles Wardle
Two defendants in this case are still awaiting trial and it would therefore be inappropriate for me to comment while the case is sub judice.