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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:31 pm on 1st March 2012.

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Photo of Iain Wright Iain Wright Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) 11:31 pm, 1st March 2012

In November 1981, Katrice Lee went missing from a German supermarket on her second birthday. She has never been found. Her father, who is my constituent and was serving in the armed forces in Germany at the time, has never been satisfied about the investigation to find his daughter. He has requested access for the family to the case files. Caroline Dinenage, where Katrice’s mother now lives, has worked hard on the matter, and I have written to the Prime Minister and asked a parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for Defence. May we have a debate on that harrowing and tragic issue, and more generally, about consistency in providing case files on missing children to families, so that the hon. Lady and I can discuss the matter in the House?