British Special Forces in Afghanistan: New Allegations

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:35 am on 14th July 2022.

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Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn Independent, Islington North 10:35 am, 14th July 2022

The sad fact is that it seems that a large number of people died, and the allegations made against the special services are very serious indeed. Does the Minister think it appropriate that the Royal Military Police should be conducting these investigations at all? Should it not be done by an outside body? In response to the question from Carol Monaghan, does the Minister think it is time for special forces to be brought under the same democratic accountability as the rest of the armed services?