The children of renowned conductor Sir edward Downes, who helped both their parents go to a Swiss suicide clinic to die, have been interviewed by police, it was revealed today. Scotland Yard detectives launched an inquiry after Sir edward, 85, committed suicide with his wife, Joan, 74, on 10 July. Police have questioned the couples son Caractacus, 42, and daughter Boudicca, 38, who travelled with their parents to Zurich. Investigators have taken witness statements and gathered relevant documents. A decision is yet to be made on any possible charges. Meanwhile, a former Labour health minister has revealed he would risk jail to help a terminally ill relative die abroad. Respected peer Norman Warner today denounced Britains laws on assisted suicide as absolutely barking. his comments come a day after a landmark Lords ruling forcing Britains law chiefs to clarify when charges should be brought in right-to-die cases. 20 Friday, 31 July 2009 London Lite by georgina littlejohn Policequestion familyofSwiss suicidecouple Pay rise: union chief Bob Crow Jokebox......... Would Sir be interested in the de-luxe No Salesmen sign? DvD releases 1 Gran Torino (15) 2 Watchmen (18) 3 The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (12) 4 The Young Victoria (PG) 5 Marley & Me (PG) 6 Slumdog Millionaire (15) 7 The Reader (15) 8 Seven Pounds (12) 9 Valkyrie (12) 10The International (15) Source: Lovefilm.com Watchmen The eagerly anticipated adaptation of the graphic novel about outlawed superheroes is full of visual and technical flair. (Paramount, 19.99, cert 18) PoSt yoUr iblog reVieWS at thisislondon.co.uk/lite TOP 10 RENTALDVDs sound&Lite Duplicity Julia RobeRTs and Clive owen sparkle in this razor- sharp caper about a pair of double- crossing ex-special agents trying to pull off a massive corporate sting. (universal, 19.99, cert 12) il Divo dRama about controversial italian prime minister Guilio andreotti who dominated post-war politics amid scandals and accusations of mafia links.(artificial eye, 19.99, cert 15) To order any DVD reviewed, please call London Lite DVD service on 01634 832789. All prices include P&P. the passengers sChloCky psychological thriller starring anne hathaway as a psychiatrist counselling a group of plane crash survivors who begin to mysteriously disappear. (lions Gate, 12.99, cert 12) PAUL JOSEPH Railunionspent 1m on leaflets to back strikesRAIL workers leader Bob Crow spent more than 1m on propaganda encourag- ing members of his RMT union to strike, it was revealed today. A leaked report shows 1,096,000 was spent in the past year on newsletters and leaflets promoting disputes about salary and conditions. One London Calling newsletter reads: The media would have you believe everyone hates us for striking. But we have received hundreds of messages of support. You may feel you cant afford to strike -- but if you read this newsletter, you will realise that you cant afford not to. The papers also show that Mr Crow, the RMT general secretary, was given a pay rise of 8,000 to 122,167 despite calling City bankers greedy and claim- ing Network Rail bosses were lining their pockets with... bonuses. In com- parison, Transport Salaried Staffs Association general secretary Gerry Doherty earned 85,133. Communication with our members is incredibly important, an RMT spokesman said. We have a message and we want to get it across. Kulveer Ranger, transport adviser to Mayor Boris Johnson, said: Rather than encouraging strikes... I would encourage the RMT to have a mature dialogue with us. It comes as thousands of commuters and holidaymakers today faced a second day of strikes by National Express East Anglia staff. Three more 48-hour stop- pages are planned for next month. H index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html