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Police Dependants' Trust

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information his Department holds on the purposes for which the payment for £250,000 given to his Department on behalf of Colonel Gadaffi by the hon. Member for Southend East in March 1993 and intended for the Police Dependants' Trust was used. (296733)

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) does not hold information relating to a payment of £250,000 made by the Libyan Government in 1993. The FCO is aware, however, that upon resumption of diplomatic relations in 1999 the Libyan Government admitted general responsibility for the murder of WPC Fletcher and agreed to pay compensation to the Fletcher family.