UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Government appears to have misled Parliament over rendition – Davey

Press Release   •   Dec 08, 2009 10:14 GMT

"Bob Ainsworth must come to the House of Commons and set the record straight," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Foreign Secretary.

Commenting on Reprieve’s claims that the Government misled Parliament over the rendition of two suspects from Iraq to Afghanistan, Edward Davey said:

“The Government appears to have misled Parliament over a number of facts that were central to its attempted defence of the rendition of these prisoners.

“Parliament was never given enough detail on this incident in the first place. Bob Ainsworth must come to the House of Commons and set the record straight.

“This is clearly an area that Sir John Chilcot should consider as part of his ongoing inquiry. The public will be very disappointed if he does not tackle the matter of detention and treatment of Iraqi prisoners head on.”