Minister without Portfolio, Kenneth Clarke, made a statement in the House of Commons on Thursday 19 December on the Detainee Inquiry. Shadow Minister, Sadiq Khan, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition
The Detainee Inquiry
The Detainee Inquiry was set up by the Prime Minister in July 2010, to look at whether Britain was implicated in the improper treatment of detainees, held by other countries, that may have occurred in the aftermath of 9/11.
On 19 December 2013, the Government published a report submitted to the Prime Minister by Sir Peter Gibson and Dame Janet Paraskeva, the Panel of the Detainee Inquiry, on the Inquiry’s work.
About Oral statements
Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday) and after any Urgent Questions.
Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.
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