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Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (12 Oct 2016)

David Burrowes: A young man with Asperger’s syndrome awaits extradition to the United States to face charges of computer hacking, and is then likely to kill himself. It sounds familiar, but he is not Gary McKinnon, who was saved by the Prime Minister, but Lauri Love, who faces in effect a death sentence. When the Prime Minister introduced the forum bar to, in her words,

Queen’s Speech — Debate (3rd Day) (1 Jun 2015)

Lord Falconer of Thoroton: ...on the Human Rights Act were Anne-Marie’s sisters able to get the court to order a second inquest, where the truth emerged. That protection would go if the Conservatives get their way as set out in their October 2014 document; the new human rights law would not cover the military. The US Government wanted to extradite Gary McKinnon to stand trial for allegedly hacking into US...

Serious Crime Bill [Lords] (5 Jan 2015)

Chloe Smith: ...conversation? Will she describe what our own state is liable for under this legislation, considering that we have publicly promoted the existence of our own offensive cyber-capability? Finally, will the Minister confirm whether we are prepared to extradite to make these provisions work, and how she thinks this new law might have changed the situation of Gary McKinnon, for example, or...

Business of the House (Today): Criminal Law (10 Nov 2014)

Theresa May: ...of justice in other countries, the role of our own courts and how we bring criminals to justice, and I understand those concerns. I remind hon. Members that I am the Home Secretary who blocked the extradition of Gary McKinnon to the United States, and who reformed our extradition arrangements so that, when prosecution is possible in both this country and another, British courts can block...

Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill — Second Reading (16 Jul 2014)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts: ..., another piece of legislation concerning the Anglo-US extradition treaty was rushed through in response to the terrorist threats, post-9/11. In the event, most of the requests under that agreement have been about financial crime. There is nothing wrong with that but it was not what it said on the tin. Latterly, we have had the bizarre case of Mr Gary McKinnon. He may have been an unusual...

[Katy Clark in the Chair] — Adult Autism Strategy (5 Mar 2014)

Robert Buckland: My hon. Friend, of course, has constituency experience with the Gary McKinnon case of how we can reach a dreadful situation where, because of a complete misunderstanding of the condition, serious consequences can flow. He makes an important point about Atos, and we have seen the difficulties that it has got itself into. It is unacceptable that we have a system that does not properly recognise...

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill — Report (3rd Day) (20 Jan 2014)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: ...to ensure that the appeal process should never be used just to delay judicial process. However, we have to ensure that there is a process to provide for genuine errors. I mention specifically the Gary McKinnon case, which has caused all Governments a great deal of anguish and consideration. The evidence that ultimately ensured that he remained in the UK related to his mental health. That...

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill — Committee (7th Day) (11 Dec 2013)

Lord Rosser: ...to raise new evidence that was not available at the time of the extradition hearing or to challenge the decision of the original judgment. It was surely this automatic right of appeal that allowed Gary McKinnon and his family to challenge the initial decision to extradite him to the US, leading ultimately to the decision not to extradite him at all. Without the right of appeal, he might...

Bill Presented — National Insurance Contributions Bill: Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill (Programme) (No. 2) (14 Oct 2013)

Dominic Raab: ..., the Government’s forum clause, which was slipped into the Crime and Courts Bill and which becomes law today, is worse than the status quo. It makes the repetition of unjust cases, such as those of Gary McKinnon and Richard O’Dwyer, more likely, not less. We have had no chance to debate the substance of those proposals on the Floor of the House. They have had precious little...

2014 JHA Opt-out Decision (15 Jul 2013)

Theresa May: ...they can have a detrimental effect on our civil liberties. Hon Members, especially my hon. Friend the Member for Enfield, Southgate (Mr Burrowes), will remember that last year I stopped the extradition of Gary McKinnon and then secured changes to the operation of our extradition arrangements with the United States. I believe that the operation of the European arrest warrant is in similar...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Abu Qatada (Deportation) (8 Jul 2013)

Yvette Cooper: ...Qatada case. She concluded by saying that she wanted to abolish the Human Rights Act and to consider withdrawing from the European convention, yet she herself has drawn on the Human Rights Act. She used it to prevent Gary McKinnon from being deported to the USA, but without the Act, she would have had no legal justification for doing so. It is unclear whether she wants no Bill of Rights at...

Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill (10 Jun 2013)

Keith Vaz: ..., we again have what the Select Committee recommended in our report on the subject. The forum bar has been enacted, and this will take it further. We need to stop having cases such as those involving Gary McKinnon and Richard O’Dwyer, which I know took up a huge amount of the Home Secretary’s time and the time of this House. I still think it should be up to the Home Secretary...

Crime and Courts Bill [HL] — Commons Amendments (25 Mar 2013)

Lord Rosser: ...of justice, the victims or, least of all, the individual accused. We must ensure that the new procedures and arrangements do not lead to the sort of lengthy delays that we have seen in the cases of Gary McKinnon and Babar Ahmad. In that regard, one notes that under the new forum bar procedure, the prosecutor's certificate effectively applying a veto is judicially reviewable, but only...

Public Bill Committee: Crime and Courts Bill [Lords]: New Clause 11 - Extradition (12 Feb 2013)

David Hanson: ..., argued to us: “The proposed test is so tightly circumscribed and sets such a high threshold that it will make little difference in future cases where extradition would not be in the interests of justice.” One of the key issues in the debate over Gary McKinnon, the constituent of the hon. Member for Enfield, Southgate, was to do with health, but mental health is not cited in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Crime and Courts Bill [Lords] (14 Jan 2013)

Keith Vaz: ...a couple of things about the parts of the Bill that I welcome. One is the establishment of the forum bar, which the Home Affairs Committee recommended when we examined extradition. Following the whole Gary McKinnon saga and the marvellous work of the hon. Member for Enfield, Southgate (Mr Burrowes), who campaigned so passionately for his constituent, we put forward the idea of the forum...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (18 Dec 2012)

Sadiq Khan: ...or the European Court—I mentioned the Human Rights Act. Will he answer a simple question? Will he confirm that were it not for the Human Rights Act, the extradition of the Asperger’s-suffering Gary McKinnon to the USA could not have been stopped by the Home Secretary?

Scottish Parliament: Grampian Autism Alert Card (12 Dec 2012)

Mark McDonald: ...come into contact with organisations. Police officers and others have said that they are helped to support people with autism better. That has led to the avoidance of more serious situations developing and has potentially avoided more costly interventions, which are often not needed. We should note that the recent case of Gary McKinnon, for example, has much to teach us about societal and...

Civil Aviation Bill (Programme) (No. 3): Backbench Business — Autism (20 Nov 2012)

Cheryl Gillan: .... We have come a long way in understanding autism , but we have a long way to go in understanding the spectrum and the challenges it presents to Governments and to individuals and their families. The case of Gary McKinnon brought autism back to the forefront of people’s minds and we must ensure that we do not forget the condition. It has been a Cinderella condition; this is the first...

House of Lords: Working Practices — Motion to Take Note (1 Nov 2012)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: ...fairly futile discussion interlude. Ministers may try to do their best, but they are disadvantaged simply because they are no longer in control. We saw it here last week during the Statement on the Gary McKinnon extradition case. That 10-year injustice has not been resolved. Justice has again been put on the "long finger" by a Home Secretary who has effectively said, "I will delegate the...

Extradition — Statement (16 Oct 2012)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, I refer to my interests in autism listed in the Members' register. I welcome this Statement today about Gary McKinnon, but will my noble friend agree that the Home Secretary had the advantage of seeing medical reports from psychiatrists who have a working knowledge of Asperger's syndrome, which made an enormous difference to the decision that she has made today? Over the past few...


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