Binyam Mohamed — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:21 am on 12th March 2009.

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Photo of Baroness Williams of Crosby Baroness Williams of Crosby Liberal Democrat 11:21 am, 12th March 2009

My Lords, with respect to the Attorney-General, whose independence I do not question, may I ask her to consider one aspect of the time that has been taken to reach a conclusion about the allegations made? Ministers both in this House and in another place have repeatedly given assurances about torture and rendition that appear to be in conflict with the evidence that has now emerged from the United States and the evidence that has emerged from the High Court's recent consideration of the case of Binyam Mohamed. Will the Attorney-General therefore consider the damage that is being done to this country's reputation and to Parliament as a consequence of what appears to be a sheer conflict of evidence coming from the United States and this country?