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War Crimes Act 1991

Volume 570: debated on Thursday 28 March 1996

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Further to the Answer of the Lord Chancellor on 7th March (H.L. Deb., col. 409), how many candidates for prosecution under the War Crimes Act 1991 have remained under investigation since before 9th May 1991, and what best estimate may be given as the year in which such investigation may end and a decision as to prosecution may be made on all relevant evidence.

Eight cases identified by the Hetherington Chalmers inquiry remain under investigation by the Metropolitan Police. The conduct of the investigations is an operational matter for the police.