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WPC Yvonne Fletcher

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 9 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has received a recent request from members of the family of WPC Yvonne Fletcher for a meeting with Ministers; and if he will make a statement. (290920)

Although my right hon. Friend, the Foreign Secretary has not received a request, he has offered to meet the family of WPC Fletcher to discuss the Government's efforts to move the investigation forward.

Libya has accepted responsibility for WPC Fletcher's murder and paid compensation to her family. Despite their promises to do so, and the UK's repeated requests, Libya has not allowed the Metropolitan Police Service to return to Libya to continue the investigation.

We attach the highest importance to securing Libyan cooperation with the investigation and push this with the Libyan authorities at every available opportunity.