Keith Simpson – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Home Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Keith Simpson on 2016-04-11.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which of the security service files in the series KV2/1500 held in the National Archives on SS Sturmbannf├╝hrer Kriminaldirektor Horst Kopkow are closed; and for what reasons such files are closed.

Mr John Hayes

The Security Service’s historic files on Horst KOPKOW were made available to the public at The National Archives in March 2004 (reference numbers KV2/1500 and KV2/1501). KOPKOW also appears in a report on a file at The National Archives relating to the Gestapo that was made available in February 2005 (reference number KV3/109). None of the files held in The National Archives on Horst KOPKOW are closed. Any redactions made to these files have been made for reasons of national security. The Government is committed to releasing historical files to the National Archives where it is appropriate to do so.