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Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with senior army personnel on the death of Baha Mousa in Basra in 2003; and if he will make a statement. (143699)

[holding answer 18 June 2007]: The Secretary of State for Defence has regular discussions with senior army personnel on a range of matters. In line with standard practice, the Royal military police are currently reviewing the evidence from the court-martial. The Army Reviewing Authority is also conducting a statutory review of the sentence passed on Corporal Payne and the case remains sub judice. We will make a statement when these reviews are complete.