As Murun Buchstansangur has correctly pointed out, the most likely person referred to in the ‘Unnatural Sexual Proclivities’ File is paedophile Sir Peter Hayman.
Scanning the Sky News story we come up with a few identifying facts.
1) The person is described as “former public” [figure/servant?] . Sir Peter Hayman was High Commissioner in Canada 1970–74 before officially retiring.
2) The file covers a time period between 1980 Oct 27 – 1981 Mar 20. These dates coincide with the first stories regarding Hayman in Private Eye.
3) There are “Security Aspects”. We’ve not been able to corroborate the suggestion that Hayman was Deputy Director of MI6 but there is no doubt that he was involved in British Intelligence. My best guess is that he was connected to British Intelligence through the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and not MI6.
I’d lay good money that this report is the consequence of the “full investigation” that Douglas Hurd referred to on 17th March 1981.
HC Deb 17 March 1981
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.
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.
Incidently, Douglas Hurd was a junior MoD minister at the time and not a Foreign Office minister as would likely be the case if the security implications related to MI6.
So, I’m fairly confident that this file refers to paedophile Sir Peter Hayman.
What is new is that we now know that the Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was almost certainly personally briefed about Hayman as this file is marked with the ‘PREM’ prefix.
A secret Government file has been unearthed that documents “unnatural” sexual behaviour taking place when the Westminster paedophile scandal was at its height.
It has been kept under lock and key for 35 years on grounds of national security – but will now be released to the child abuse inquiry established by the Government.
Security and intelligence expert Dr Chris Murphy stumbled across it last November while searching documents at the National Archives in Kew.
He was immediately alerted by the title: “PREM19/588 – SECURITY. Allegations against former public [word missing] of unnatural sexual proclivities; security aspects 1980 Oct 27 – 1981 Mar 20.”
“I was looking through the ‘PREM’ Prime Minister file series for the 1980s,” the University of Salford lecturer told Sky News.
“I think I did a double-take and then started wondering what the potential implications of the title, which is a little vague, could be.”
It is highly likely then-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher saw the documents, and was briefed on the security implications, but the identities of those within them remain secret.