Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Lockerbie in the House of Commons

30 Nov 2010 : Column 712W
Lockerbie: Bombings
Guy Opperman: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what level of (a) disclosure and (b) dissemination has been applied to information regarding Abdul Baset Al Megrahi held by the Criminal Cases Review Commission; and if he will make a statement. [26515]

Mr Kenneth Clarke: None. The Criminal Cases Review Commission does not hold any information or material relating to Abdul Baset Al Megrahi. As he was convicted by the Scottish courts, the Criminal Cases Review Commission does not have the power to review his conviction or sentence. The Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission can review the convictions or sentences of those convicted by the Scottish courts.

[The above is from the Written Answers section of Hansard. Guy Opperman is the Conservative MP for Hexham; Kenneth Clarke is Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice in the UK Government.]


  1. Is it me or was this not an unbelievably silly question?

  2. There might be an underlying joke I'd get if I were a lawyer, but otherwise, it's at least a little bit silly.