Session 2008-09, 5 November 2009

Oral Evidence

Role of the Home Secretary in relation to the US-UK Extradition Treaty

Tuesday 10 November 2009, 4.30 pm

Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

At approx 4.30pm

Mrs Janice Sharpe, Mr Gary McKinnon's mother

Mr Mark Lever, Chief Executive, National Autistic Society

The Committee is taking evidence at 5pm from:

Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP, Secretary of State for the Home Office

Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, Chairman of the Committee, said:

"The Extradition Treaty has long been contentious due to the principal of reciprocity, and the ongoing developments in the case of Gary McKinnon serve to highlight the continuing difficulties in the current extradition relationship between the UK and the US. We are pleased to have this opportunity to question the Home Secretary on his role in the decision making of cases which stem from the Treaty."