Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 3rd September 2014.

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Photo of John Hemming John Hemming Liberal Democrat, Birmingham, Yardley 11:30 am, 3rd September 2014

Increasing numbers of British families are leaving the UK, like the Ashya King family, because they believe they will get a fairer trial in family courts abroad than in the UK. Does the Prime Minister agree that Parliament should look at the reasons for that?


Jerry Lonsdale
Posted on 5 Sep 2014 7:19 pm (Report this annotation)

I thought along with many others was that Ashya's parents left the UK in order to get better treatment for Ashya, not for a fair trial like your question suggests, we have just heard today the NHS Trust is to hold an inquiry and that now the High Court has permitted the Family to go to Prague to start the much needed Proton Beam Therapy for Ashya which without the uproar would have happened much sooner I am sure, many Departments still need to answer questions, all the departments involved need to reflect on the way the whole sorry situation was very badly handled and managed, then we may see some form of clear direction instead of the blind panic that was caused from the outset.