HC Deb 14 February 2002 vol 380 c566W
Ann Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he consented to British nationals detained in Afghanistan being transferred to Guantanamo Bay prior to the determination of their status. [32294]

Mr. Bradshaw

We have had many discussions with the US authorities about the detention of British nationals. The US authorities informed us in advance that three British detainees would be transferred from Afghanistan to Guantanamo Bay on 11 January. They also informed us in advance of the transfer of a further two British detainees on 11 February. As the detaining power, it is for the US authorities to decide on the handling and status of the detainees.