Michael questions the Foreign Secretary on the death of Harry Dunn and the extradition of Anne Sacoolas
This morning (24th November), Michael Fabricant asked the Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, about the death of Harry Dunn and the extradition of Anne Sacoolas from the US to the UK to face charges of death through dangerous driving.
Michael asked: “My Rt Hon Friend will know that we enjoy a very close security and other relationships with the United States of America, and this will indeed have been strengthened by the Prime Minister’s announcement to increase defence spending, and of course our membership of Five Eyes.
“But my Rt Hon Friend will know that this morning the Dunn family lost their appeal against the Foreign Office regarding the extradition of Anne Sacoolas to the United Kingdom to face trial for death through dangerous driving.
“I wonder whether my Rt Hon Friend can make a statement regarding this, and whether he thinks that with the change of administration, she might now return to the United Kingdom?”
Dominic Raab answered: “My Honourable Friend is right to say that the High Court has found that the Foreign Office behaved lawfully, properly, and in good faith throughout, but I appreciate, as he will know, that will be no solace to the family who are still very much grieving for the loss of their precious son.
“We made it very clear, we are on the side of the Dunn family, we have consistently called for Anne Sacoolas to return, we will continue to do so, including – as he asked – in relation to the new administration.
“I also negotiated the change of the arrangements as they affect the Croughton base, so a case like this, an injustice like this, cannot happen again in future, and in relation to the claim that the family are bringing in the US, I have made clear that we are willing to support it in various ways.”