Geoffrey Dickens

Daily Mail, 25th November 1983


VICE RING AT THE PALACE, SAYS MP (Daily Mail, 25th November 1983)

A dossier which claims that a homosexual vice ring is operating inside Buckingham Palace has been handed to the Home Secretary, Mr Leon Brittan.
The allegations, compiled by Conservative MP Mr Geoffrey Dickens, also claim that a top-level civil servant kept his job after he was found with 57 indecent photographs of children.
Mr Dickens, MP for Littleborough and Saddleworth, said yesterday that the Home Secretary had promised to investigate the allegations against ten men who, he claims, are active paedophiles—men interested in sex with children.
Mr Dickens said there was evidence that young male staff who entered the palace as footmen, servants and cooks were being dragged into a ‘web of vice’, where wealthy old men paid for their favours and they were passed around between clients.
He drew attention to the case of a 16-year-old boy who was given a kitchen job at the palace after leaving catering college.
After two years, he was recommended for a new job, as footman to a senior British diplomat, known to be a member of the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange, the group that wants to legalise sex between children and adults.
They boy later left this post and, according to Mr Dickens, became the ‘plaything’ for millionaires in America.

Daily Star, 27th August 1983

We can assume that the PIE member who worked at the Home Office’s Property Service Agency was Barry Cutler, but it’s strange that Geoffrey Dickens doesn’t mention PIE chairman Steven Smith, who had been exposed the previous year as also being employed by the Home Office. More information on the Desiring Progress blog: PIE and the Home Office


DICKENS DOSSIER #1, 20th August 1983 (approx)

“Geoffrey Dickens revealed that eight public figures were on his list of shame – and that one of them had been a personal friend. But Mr Dickens said he still planned to name the eight in the Commons unless the Home Secretary took action.

He said: “I’ve got eight names of big people, really important names, public figures. And I am going to expose them in Parliament. I have not enjoyed this crusade. It’s been horrible many times. One of those people among those eight has been a friend of mine.”

Mr Dickens’s own list of eight public figures involved in the sex scandal was handed to the Director earlier this week…together with the warning that he would name them in Parliament if necessary.

Two years ago, Mr Dickens defied leading figures in the Tory party by publicly exposing former diplomat and NATO adviser Sir Peter Hayman.

Hayman had not been named in a court case involving members of the Paedophile Information Exchange, but Mr Dickens decided it would be wrong to let him get away with it. It was case of ‘speak out or be damned’ and he spoke out.

Hayman resigned. Dickens, who initially came under attack from many of his colleagues in the Commons, received 8,000 letters from people who had tales to tell of others like Hayman.

Mr Dickens, 52, told as he relaxed wth a cup of tea how his wife, Norma, helped him sort out the letters.

He said: “We ruled out anyone who only had one or two accusations against him. The others we sifted until we were down to a couple of dozen on whom there appeared to be considerable evidence that they were unhealthy perverts. The security aspect concerned me greatly because of the names of several of the people who turned up in the files. I realised we were involved in a crusade – a crusade that has to be carried through to a proper conclusion”.

He used House of Commons researchers and enlisted local reporters, librarians and friends to help go through records, check files, even empty dustbins of some of the suspects. In the end there were just those eight men on the list of shame. Discussions with Scotland Yard followed.

“I suspect that their list is much bigger and I hope that this time there will be not attempt to head off charges as happened in the Sir Peter Hayman case.”

He urged: “The Home Secretary must act. The will of the country demands that action should be taken and penalties made more severe so that perverts who involve children in their practices should be jailed.””

Source: Daily Express, 25th August 1983


DICKENS DOSSIER #2,  23rd November 1983

“Mr Leon Brittan, the Home Secretary, was asked yesterday to investigate an MP’s file of cases involving paedophilia in Buckingham Palace and the diplomatic and civil services.”

“A homosexual link between Buckingham Palace and the sex with children group PIE was claimed yesterday in a massive dossier of evidence by Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens.”

Source: The Times, 24th November 1983Daily Express, 25th November 1983


DICKENS DOSSIER #3, 18th January 1984

Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens yesterday handed the Home Secretary a “sensational” 50-page dossier on the activities of the Paedophile Information Exchange. The file includes allegations of child abuse and sex assaults at a children’s home. Mr Dickens said last night that he had also named a top television executive.

Source: Daily Mirror, 19th January 1984Huddersfield Daily Examiner, 19th January 1984Daily Express, 20th January 1984


SCOTLAND YARD FILE #1, 23rd August 1983 (approx, delivered to Leon Brittan the same week as Dickens Dossier #1 was delivered to DPP)

Two separate reports on the Paedophile Information Exchange…have been prepared for ministers after Scotland Yard’s third investigation into the organisation. The first report, prepared by the Yard and sent to Mr Leon Brittan, will be used by the Home Secretary when he returns from holiday next week and has to decide whether the organisation needs to be banned.

Source: The Guardian, 25th August 1983, The Telegraph, 25th August 1983,


SCOTLAND YARD FILE #2,  25th August 1983 (delivered to DPP same week as Dickens Dossier #1)

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Sir Thomas Hetherington, – today takes delivery of a file on paedophilia – the distasteful fruit of two years’ work by Scotland Yard’s Obscene Publications Squad. The squad’s thick file, containing the names of the famous, the wealthy, and hundreds of anonymous citizens, was sent from the Yard yesterday.

“Because it has technically left our hands, we can say nothing about the file’s contents as the matter is effectively sub judice”, a Scotland Yard spokesman said last night. “It is now up to the Director to decide what action should be taken. It is purely coincidental that the report has been concluded at the time investigations are under way.”

Source: Daily Express, 25th August 1983, Daily Mail, 25th August 1983



In late August 1983, Geoffrey Dickens MP threatened to name eight high-profile paedophiles using parliamentary privilege.

“I’ve got eight names of big people, really important names, public figures. And I am going to expose them in Parliament.” (read more)

Although he had previously named senior diplomat Sir Peter Hayman as a paedophile, he never made good on his promise to expose the eight public figures. Just over two months after making the threat,Geoffrey Dickens’s name and address was found in a ‘hit list’ in a notebook belonging to Arthur Hutchinson, who was wanted for three brutal murders and was already on ‘a serious sex charge’.

The Guardian, 3rd November 1983

Guardian31183Daily Mail, 3rd November 1983

_20140226_155250News of the World, 6th November 1983


This is a timeline of the key news reports in the ‘Hayman affair’, in which Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens named PIE member Sir Peter Hayman in the House of Commons using Parliamentary privilege.

I’m looking for any information about the trial of two men who were part of Hayman’s paedophile network. They were said to have been “obsessed by the systematic killing by sexual torture of children and young people”. The trial took place at St Albans Crown Court in either 1979 or 1980 and they received a conditional discharge – see The Times 20.03.81 (last paragraph).

Private Eye, November 1980

Hayman1Hayman2Private Eye, February 1981

EyeFeb81The Times, 16th March 1981


New Standard, 16th March 1981

ES160381a ES160381bThe Times, 17th March 1981

Times17381The Times, 17th March 1981

Times17381aThe Guardian, 17th March 1981

G17381Daily Mail, 17th March 1981

Mail170381Daily Express, 18th March 1981

DExp_1981_03_18_003hurd_1Daily Mirror, 18th March 1981

Mirror180381The Times, 18th March 1981


New Standard, 18th March 1981

ES180381a ES180381b

Daily Mail, 19th March 1981

Mail190381aThe Sun, 19th March 1981 Shame of ‘shining star’ envoy

Sun19381b Sun19381cDaily Mirror, 19th March 1981 Secret shame of Mr Perfect

Mirror19381bDaily Mirror, 19th March 1981

Mirror19381aThe Times, 19th March 1981

Times19381The Times, 19th March 1981

Times19381 (2)Daily Express, 19th March 1981


New Standard, 19th March 1981

ES190381The Sun, 20th March 1981

Sun20381dThe Sun, 20th March 1981

Sun20381a Sun20381bThe Sun, 20th March 1981

Sun20381Daily Express, 20th March 1981

Exp200381aaExp200381bbThe Guardian, 20th March 1981

Guardian20381The Guardian, 20th March 1981

G200381The Guardian, 20th March 1981 How Sir Peter was kept out of the PIE trial by David Leigh

20381aG20381eG20381fThe Sun, 20th March 1981

Sun20381cThe Times, 20th March 1981

Times20381cThe Times, 20th March 1981

Times20381bThe Times, 20th March 1981

Times20381The Times, 21st March 1981

Times21381The Observer, 22nd March 1981

Observer22381Daily Express, 22nd March 1981

SExp220381The Guardian, 24th March 1981

Guardian24381The Times, 24th March 1981

HaymanTimes24381The Times, 26th March 1981The questions unanswered in the Hayman case

Times26381b Times26381bGuardian, 2nd April 1981

G020481The Times, 7th April 1981

Times070481The Guardian, 7th April 1981

G070481Sunday Express, 20th April 1981

SExp120481Daily Express, 13th May 1981 – William Hickey column

Exp130581Daily Express, 25th August 1983