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Georgi Markov

Volume 457: debated on Thursday 8 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what information (a) his Department and (b) the police have concerning the whereabouts of Francesco Gullino, the alleged assassin of Georgi Markov in London in 1978; (109532)

(2) what steps he is taking to resolve the case of the assassination of Georgi Markov before the statute of limitations comes into effect in 2008;

(3) what the outcome was of the interrogation of Francesco Gullino in Copenhagen by British detectives in February 1993;

(4) whether (a) his Department and (b) the police have had access to copies of the documents in the archive of the Intelligence Directorate of the former state security service compiled by the Bulgarian police investigation into the murder of Georgi Markov.

[holding answers 19 December 2006]: The investigation into the death of Georgi Markov is a matter for the Commissioner of Metropolitan Police.