Urgent Question: Jamal al-Harith

Shipley MP Philip Davies demanded answers from government over what it is doing to reclaim money paid to Guantanamo Bay detainees.

He said: “I hope those who celebrated the release of Jamal al-Harith will reflect on what he has done, since he was released. Will the Government say if the government is exploring any options to recover the compensation paid to people from Guantanamo Bay? The taxpayers have been ripped off, terrorists have prospered from their appalling activities and the public are rightly disgusted by it and they want to know what the Government is trying to do to rectify that.”

Home Office Minister Ben Wallace said it was a “valid point” and he will look at where there are legally binding agreements they are “correctly monitored and where there is a breach we shall recover any monies we can.”