Solicitor-General written question – answered on 14th January 2010.

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Photo of Richard Burden Richard Burden Chair, West Midlands Regional Select Committee

To ask the Solicitor-General what the position was of the Government as presented by the Attorney-General at meetings with representatives of the Government of Israel in January 2010 on the operation of the law of universal jurisdiction in the UK in relation to the possibility of Israeli officials, politicians or military personnel being arrested if they travel to the UK.

Photo of Vera Baird Vera Baird Solicitor General, Attorney General's Office

holding answer January 2010

The Attorney-General reiterated the statement by the Foreign Secretary that the Government were looking urgently at ways in which the UK system might be changed to avoid this situation happening again.

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