PM statement on detainees

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Prime Minister David Cameron has made a statement to the House of Commons today about the treatment of terror suspects.

On Tuesday 6 July, the Prime Minister made a statement to the House of Commons about the treatment of detainees.

You can read his full statement here.

The Prime Minister’s statement set out that:

1) An independent inquiry, led by a judge, will look at whether the UK was implicated in the improper treatment of detainees held by other countries that may have occurred in the aftermath of 9/11;

2) The Government is committed to a mediation process with those who have brought civil claims about their detention in Guantanamo;

3) The Government is publishing the consolidated guidance for intelligence and military personnel on how to deal with detainees held by other countries;

4) Next year, the Government will publish a Green Paper which will set out its proposals for how intelligence should be treated in the full range of judicial proceedings.