Statement on Baha Mousa Inquiry

09 September 2011

Secretary of State for Defence, Dr Liam Fox, made a statement to the House of Commons on Thursday 8 September on the publication of the report into the death of Baha Mousa.

Watch and read the statement and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, Jim Murphy, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

Baha Mousa Inquiry

In a written statement given in Parliament on 14 May 2008 the then Secretary of State for Defence, Des Browne, announced that there would be a public inquiry into the death of Baha Mousa, an Iraqi civilian who died in Iraq in September 2003 whilst in detention at 1st Battalion, The Queen's Lancashire Regiment Battle Group Main (BG Main)  facility in Basra.

The public inquiry was chaired by Sir William Gage and its report was published on Thursday 8 September. A copy of the report and further information about the inquiry can be found on the Baha Mousa inquiry website.

Oral statements

Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). 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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