Tuesday, December 09, 2008
An influential committee of MPs is to investigate the controversial arrest of Tory MP Damian Green, including the involvement of politicians.
Labour MP Keith Vaz, who chairs the home affairs select committee, said it was “vital” the issue was thoroughly examined.
“This is an important inquiry and it is vital that the issues of political involvement in police matters and the process of arrests of this kind are thoroughly examined,” he said.
“This inquiry is very much in the public interest.”
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The terms of reference are yet to be decided but will cover “the police processes and the involvement, if any, of political figures in these matters”.
Mr Vaz said: “I hope that we can conduct the inquiry quickly and efficiently in order to ensure that best practice recommendations can be made as soon as possible.”
Another planned parliamentary inquiry into the matter is mired in chaos after both the Tories and Liberal Democrats said they would boycott it.
This article was posted: Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 10:14 am