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Shaker Aamer

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 12th December 2011.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Leader of the Green Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the oral answer of 25 October 2011, Official Report, column 172, on Shaker Aamer, when his case was last raised at ministerial level; and what progress has been made on returning Shaker Aamer to the UK.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Shaker Aamer's case was raised formally most recently at ministerial level by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, during President Obama's state visit to the UK in May this year. The Government remain committed to securing Mr Aamer's release and return to the UK and, as previously stated, we will continue to raise his case with the United States Government at both official and ministerial levels. His release remains a decision for the United States Government to make, but our own determination and our efforts to return Mr Aamer to the United Kingdom will certainly continue.

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