HOUGLAS TURD

Question For Douglas Hurd

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In 1981 Douglas Hurd was a junior Foreign Office Minister, he later replaced Leon Brittan as Home Secretary (1985-89) and became Foreign Secretary (1989-95). In 1997 Douglas Hurd was elevated to the House of Lords and became Baron Hurd of Westwell.
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Senior Civil Servant (Security Risk)
HC Deb 17 March 1981
Mr. Dickens

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether, in view of the references to the conduct of a former senior civil servant of the Ministry of Defence in the case of Regina v Thomas O’Carroll and others, he will cause an investigation to be made of the extent to which a security risk occurred at the posts at which that official served.

Mr. Hurd

I have been asked to reply.
The security authorities have carried out a full investigation. This has revealed nothing to suggest that security has been prejudiced.
Question: Was Douglas Hurd told that former Deputy Director of MI6, Sir Peter Hayman was a paedophile and a member of the Paedophile Information Exchange when he was briefed by MI6 in 1981 before submitting this statement to the House of Commons ?

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