- 1. Communications to or from the Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith MP, in relation to the potential arrest of Member of Parliament written or received after 1st November 2008 and before noon on Thursday 27th November 2008.
- 2. Minutes or meeting notes where the Home Secretary was present between the dates and time as above.
- 3. Written communications between civil servants in the Home Office, civil servants in the Cabinet Office and officers of the Metropolitan Police Service in relation to the potential arrest of an MP between the dates and time as above.
- 4.Briefing notes or documents circulated to Ministers and others by civil servants in the Home Office that mentioned the potential arrest of Member of Parliament between the dates and time as above.
In relation to Question 3, they have referred me to THIS, a memorandum of the roles of the Cabinet Secretary and David Normington in Mr Green's arrest.
I am considering whether this meets the terms of my request.
What is becoming clear is that this whole affair was orchestrated by mandarins, who felt they needed no political steer before extending their actions to a sitting MP.
The MPS have also responded today rejecting my request. This comes with news that Mr Green's bail has been extended until April; however, this flurry of activity may suggest a decision on Mr Green's prosecution is imminent.
I'll blog more on this when I've given more thought to the issues.