David Burrowes calls on PM to back Gary McKinnon
13th June 2012
Speaking during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons, David Burrowes calls on the PM to reject the extradition of constituent and Asperger’s sufferer Gary McKinnon to the US on computer hacking charges.
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate) (Con): The Prime Minister has called for compassion for my constituent, Gary McKinnon, who doctors report is likely to take his life if he is extradited. The Deputy Prime Minister has also said that it would be cruel to extradite him. Will the Government be true to their word and stop the extradition and, finally, after 10 years, give Gary McKinnon his life back?
The Prime Minister: I know that my hon. Friend has campaigned long and hard on this issue. As he knows, the Home Secretary is carefully considering a wide range of material before making her decision. She has instructed two independent medical experts to view the various reports that have been submitted in this case. She will make her decision as quickly as possible, but this is not an easy case. A number of difficult issues have to be considered before she makes that announcement.