House of Commons
Parliament: Government asked for Inquiry
Frank Cook MP
Frank Cook - Labour MP for Stockton North
This House notes that Thomas HamiltonLINK, the perpetrator of the hideously distressing slaughter committed in Dunblane on the 13th March 1996, had enrolled in Lodge number 1417 of the Masonic Order at Garrow Hill in 1977  [Ed ~ It is actually numbered 1413 and its full name is Garrowhill (Lanarkshire Middle Ward,) 118 Garrowhill Drive, Garrowhill, Glasow G69 6NR.LINK> Lodge 1417 is actually the Jubilee Lodge in Natal, South Africa.], had been granted his firearms certificate in 1979 and had stopped attending Lodge meetings in 1986.  [Ed ~ N.B. He was granted a firearms certificate only two years after he joined the Masonic Order and it was never subsequently withdrawn despite Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes' damning warnings.LINK]

That the immediate resignation of a very senior police officer's [Deputy Chief Constable Douglas McMurdo] on publication of the Cullen Report raises the question of that officer's Masonic membership.LINK

That such a senior officer of a provincial force would be unlikely not to be a Freemason, that the apparent deletion of all computer reference to Hamilton in the databanks of Central Scotland Police files for the period both before and after the incident demands clear explanation.  That police confiscation of the membership records of gun clubs that had disowned Hamilton in dispute of his false claims requires justification.

That their continued retention is both unwarranted and inexcusable.

That in all of the foregoing, the range and character of the relationship between Thomas Hamilton and the police officer concerned would appear potentially suspect.

Consequently requires Her Majesty's Government to institute at the earliest date the most urgent independent and exhaustive inquiry into those matters to ensure the open publication of the fullest report possible.

British Parliament

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Dunblane Whitewash
Dunblane City Sign
Scotland Map


Dunblane Public Inquiry
Dunblane Massacre
Read the full list in the Dunblane Whitewash catalogue. LINK
Dunblane Angels
St Blane's Church Dunblane
The stained glass window in St Blane's Church, Dunblane, which commemorates the victims of the 1996 massacre.
List of the victims of the Dunblane massacre
Victoria Clydesdale
Mhairi MacBeath
Charlotte Dunn
Melissa Currie
Emma Crozier
Kevin Hassell
Ross Irvine
David Kerr
Gwen Hodson/Mayor - schoolteacher
John Petrie
Hanna Scott
Joanna Ross
Sophie North
Emily Morton
Maegan Turner
Brett McKinnon
Abigail McLennan
We know who killed the above victims, but, although we may not care, we do not know for sure who killed Thomas Hamilton, and why that person was carrying a revolver at the time!
Why did Lord Cullen try to bury William Burns' letters to him for 100 years? LINK