HC Deb 30 March 2000 vol 347 c216W
Mr. Streeter

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will order an external inquiry into the handling of the immigration case of Jon Riser, deceased. [116733]

Mr. Straw

Following Mr. Riser's tragic death in the United States of America, I am making arrangements for a senior officer within the Home Office to conduct an urgent and detailed investigation into the handling of the case by the Immigration and Nationality Directorate. I have asked to be provided with a full report of the findings.

I will of course inform the hon. Member of the outcome. I should also be happy to meet the hon. Member to discuss his concerns, and am making arrangements to do so.

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