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War Crimes

Volume 457: debated on Thursday 8 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the answer of 28 February 2007, Official Report, column 1374W, to the hon. Member for Milton Keynes, South-West (Dr. Starkey), on war crimes, for what reasons she has been reviewing the legal and practical issues raised by the issue of arrest warrants in international cases; and whether she has reached any conclusions. (125765)

I have been asked to reply.

The Government have been reviewing the legal and practical issues relating to the issue of arrest warrants in international cases in the light of experience of such cases in recent years, but we have not yet completed our consideration of these matters. Any proposals to change the legislation would be laid before Parliament in the normal way.