Rendition

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 11th June 2018.

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Photo of Alistair Carmichael Alistair Carmichael Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Northern Ireland)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish the written defences presented by the Government in the cases of both the al Saadi family and Abdul Hakim Belhaj and Fatima Boudchar.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The Al Saadi case did not progress to the stage where the Government presented a written defence. The Government has no plans to publish its written defence for the Belhaj case. This case was subject to a declaration under Section 6 of the Justice and Security Act 2013 which permitted a Closed Material Procedure for reasons of national security.

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