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Foreign and Commonwealth Office written statement – made on 20th December 2019.

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Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

I told the House on 21 October that, following the tragic case of Harry Dunn, I had commissioned a review of the immunity arrangements at the Croughton Annex for US personnel and their families who hold privileges and immunities under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, following the 27 August road collision in which Harry Dunn was killed. I committed to completing the Review by the end of the year.

The Croughton Review has now concluded. It considered the anomaly that family members of US officers serving at the Annex at RAF Croughton have, under current arrangements between the UK and the US, greater protection from UK criminal jurisdiction than the officers themselves. On the basis of the Review, I have instructed my officials to begin discussions with the US on the most effective way to address this anomaly.