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GREAT BRITAIN

FREEMASONS " OUTED" BY MPS' REPORT


AreportbytheHouseofCommonsHomeAffairsSelectCommittee,
publishedon25May,entitledFreemasonryinPublicLife,has
concludedthatmembersoftheFreemasonBrotherhoodwithin
policeforcesinEnglandandWalesmayhaveplayeda
significantroleintheStalkeraffairinthemid1980sanda
seriesofmiscarriagesofjusticeinvolvingWestMidlands
SeriousCrimeSquad(WMSCS),whichwasdisbandedamid
allegationsofcorruptionin1989.
Thereportistheresultofatwoyearinvestigation,chairedbyChris
Mullin,MP,andrecommendsthatHomeSecretary,JackStraw,establish
Masonicmembershipregistersforthepoliceafteronly3of43police
forcesinEnglandandWalesbotheredtoreassurethepublicand
openregistersonavoluntarybasis.TheMPsontheallparty
committeealsoproposedthattheHomeOfficepublishthenames
ofthousandsofmagistrates,crownprosecutorsandjudgeswho
havefailedtodisclosethattheyaremembersofthe
Brotherhoodorothersecretsocieties,pointingoutthatonly7
membersoftheCrownProsecutionService(CPS),outof2,097
questioned,admittedtheywereMasonswhile48percentrefused
todiscloseordenylinks.
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ExcerptfromIntelligenceReport,No.100,21June1999,p.11