20 May 2009
Postponement of Evidence Session
Mr Mike Gapes MP, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, issued a statement today on behalf of the Committee:
"The advice I have received from the House authorities is that a number of individual cases that relate to today's evidence session, including the case of Binyam Mohamed, fall wholly within the terms of the House's
sub judice resolution. The resolution states that "cases in which proceedings are active in United Kingdom Courts shall not be referred to in any motion, debate or question". We have decided to postpone this session in order to receive further clarification on the
sub judice question."
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