Gary McKinnon (Extradition)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office – in the House of Commons at 3:34 pm on 1st December 2009.

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Photo of Alan Johnson Alan Johnson The Secretary of State for the Home Department, Home Secretary 3:34 pm, 1st December 2009

Because the High Court ruled, for the reasons I explained in my statement- [Interruption.] The High Court ruled that it was a matter for the DPP to decide- [Interruption.] Well, if the hon. Gentleman will just be quiet, I will give him the answer. The High Court decided, quite rightly, that it was the DPP's decision. He felt that the decision in this case was right. He set out the reasons why it was right-and I have set them out again in my statement-and he refused to allow judicial review. My deliberations have nothing to do with the decision to prosecute, or where to prosecute. My deliberations are about whether this decision breaches Gary McKinnon's human rights.

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