HC Deb 14 May 2003 vol 405 cc291-2W
Tony Worthington

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made towards bringing into practice a judicial system for the prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay. [111809]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

It is for the US, as the detaining power, to decide whether to prosecute the detainees.

We have pressed the US at senior levels to resolve the position of the detainees at Guantanamo Bay and will continue to do so.

We have made clear our views that the detainees, if prosecuted, should receive a fair trial.

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