HC Deb 09 February 1995 vol 254 c451
12. Mr. Dalyell

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the security implications on the British mainland of the Private Clegg case.

Mr. Howard

I do not consider that the case has any security implications on the British mainland.

Mr. Dalyell

As a former national service man, may I inquire how it can possibly be right that a soldier does the business of the state, which he is legitimately asked to do, and that, two seconds later, by taking the same action, he can find himself had up on charges of murder?

Mr. Howard

The hon. Gentleman will know that his point has given rise to widespread concern, that I am reviewing that part of the law of murder following comments made by the Judicial Committee of the House of Lords, and that his point will certainly be taken into account in the course of that review.