Petition - Public Land for Public Good: Bootham Park

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:03 pm on 17 October 2018.

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Photo of Ben Wallace Ben Wallace Minister of State (Home Office) (Security) 7:03, 17 October 2018

On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. Last Thursday, Chris Bryant asked an urgent question on foreign fighters and the death penalty. During the questions, I was asked whether there had been any previous occasions when the UK Government had shared evidence without seeking or securing death penalty assurances from a foreign Government. In my reply I stated that on two occasions previously such exchanges had taken place under successive Governments. However, I wrongly asserted that the hon. Gentleman himself was a member of the Government at the time of one of these. He was a member of the governing party in the early 2000s, when the occasion happened, but he was not in the Labour Government. For this I apologise to the House and to the hon. Gentleman, and I hope this point of order will serve to correct the record.