"An official at the Home Office has volunteered evidence in the last 48 hours which warrants disciplinary investigation," he said without elaborating. "This official has been suspended pending further inquiry."
I can see why they felt to suspend him for divulging confidential information (so the story says) but boy, added to the crap we see about the lack of HO procedure and commonsense, for someone to feel so pressured to go to the media, I can only imagine what more they know about its failings. Dr Reid, I hear a guillotine sharping. I guess the information this official had released was regarding the number of convicted people who are now known have been working with children/vunerable adults or involved in further crime.
Four drugs offenders and a people smuggler have so far been confirmed as having passed Criminal Records Bureau checks to work with children and vulnerable adults - but apparently no violent or sexual offenders were given a clean bill of health.
There were claims today that two of the men convicted of serious offences in Europe went on to kill here - although the Home Office insisted police knew of their background and it would have made no difference to the way they were dealt with