Clause 2 — Addition to list of treaties
Orders of the Day
Jack Straw (Lord Chancellor, Ministry of Justice; Blackburn, Labour)
On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Earlier this evening, on a point of order, Mrs. May intervened in the debate on the European Union treaty to claim that, in December, I had held a meeting in my Department to discuss press inquiries about the meetings between my hon. Friend Mr. Khan and Babar Ahmed in Woodhill prison. That is not correct. I was aware, in December, of press inquiries from a newspaper concerning visits by my hon. Friend the Member for Tooting to Babar Ahmed, but at no stage before last Saturday was I aware of any information that the press inquiries concerned any covert recording or anything like that. I confirm what I told the House. There are of course a wide range of other questions about this matter. That is the purpose of the inquiry that I announced to this House yesterday, when I also said that a statement would be made to the House once the report of the inquiry had been received and considered.