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.

Hansard

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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9 responses to “Question For Douglas Hurd

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  2. Douglas Hurd

    im telling you nothing pal.

    i want to see my lawyer.

  3. Sabre

    He may have been told, but, not by officials. They has a matter of policy see to it that Ministers have the benefit of plausible deniability in cases such as this they have the added incentive of keeping ‘temporary governments’ in the dark re the conduct of ‘The Permanent Government’.

  4. Sabre

    Hansard says it all, in effect, we’ve checked nothing to see here move along please Sir.

  5. dpack

    imho there are very few front of house politicals that would emotionally survive being fully briefed as to the truth and a lot fewer that actually might be trusted with that sort of information.

    some of the old politicians who might find themselves being asked difficult questions might feel it is a pity that “piggy” hogg is no longer available for legal (and the other sort of) advice .
    piggy was very careful in many ways but he did attract some very lurid rumours ,none seem to have been proven true so far but such things might be worth a look if only to put a duvet over a mirror or open a window to blow away some smoke if there is no truth in such stories .

  6. GMB

    If Douglas cannot remember perhaps its worth speaking to one of his former under-secs of the time, Sir Anthony Brennan lives in Surrey. Nice chap Tony. Fascinating stories from one to one interviews with Ian Brady and other things…

  7. GMB

    PS. He used to work for Leon as well.