Monday, December 5, 2022

Metcalfe delighted at refusal to extradite MacKinnon

SOUTH BASILDON and East Thurrock MP, Stephen Metcalfe ros eon the floor of the House of Commons to congratulate the Home Secretary on her decision not to grant the USA powers of extradition on respect of Gary MacKinnon.

Mr Metcalfe said: “Thank you, Mr Speaker, for giving me the opportunity to be the last Member here to congratulate my right hon. Friend on her decision and on bringing Gary McKinnon’s 10-year nightmare to an end.

“I can assure her that my constituents will welcome today’s announcement, both the specifics and the more general reforms she has proposed.

“I encourage her to bring those forward as soon as possible so that cases do not drag on like this in future.

Theresa May (Home Secretary; Maidenhead, Conservative)

“I recognise the eagerness with which my hon. Friend, and indeed others, wish the Government to bring forward these changes.

“I can assure him that we, too, are eager to bring them forward as soon as possible, but that will of course be as parliamentary time allows.”

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