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Safety of the Armed Forces (2)

Volume 507: debated on Thursday 11 March 2010

The Petition of Mr. Martin Burke of Elizabeth Regina Love,

Declares that the member for Airdrie and Shotts (Rt. Hon Dr John Reid MP) has replied to the Petitioner about Mr. Burke’s Petition “Safety of the Armed Forces” to the effect that were it not for being a former Government Minister, which included being recently Home Secretary and Secretary of State for Defence, he would have signed the Petition which was presented on 14 December 2009, in which Mr. Burke drew attention to the statement of Sir Richard Mottram that that he had influence, or knew those who had influence to avert a threat to the Armed Forces; that they were willing and able to not only not intervene but initiate a threat; and that Dr. Reid supports the Petition, and that a link to that Petition is at:

The Petitioner requests that the House of Commons note Dr. Reid’s reply: and once again requests that in order to begin the process of restoring trust in the 3 United Kingdom Intelligence Agencies that Members of the House of Commons, who are elected and serve to lead this country, form an oversight committee to conduct regular hearings with the heads of these 3 Intelligence Agencies in public.

The petitioner requests that the House of Commons bear in mind in its law making the above, and that were the question put the House consent to the request(s) in this Mr. Burke’s 5th petition first posted to the House on 29 December 2009.

And the Petitioner remains, etc.