Gary McKinnon (Extradition)
Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office
3:34 pm

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Alan Johnson (Home Secretary; Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle, Labour)

I understand how deeply the hon. Lady feels about the issue, given her experience, but it is not my job or that of the courts-and I do not think any Member would suggest that it was-to make such quasi-judicial decisions on the basis of anything other than the law and anything other than the European declaration of human rights. It is absolutely not the case, in my view, that a decision such as this should be made on any kind of tit-for-tat basis which may or may not exist in respect of decisions that America may have made in the past.

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