Friday 11 June 2010

McKinnon case to get looked at?

Lobbydog hears that the newly elected chair of the Home Affairs Committee Keith Vaz is interested in conducting an inquiry into the case of Gary McKinnon.

McKinnon, who suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome, could be extradited to the US for trial after he hacked into the country’s military computer systems.

Vaz spoke out on the case last year, but an inquiry would certainly reignite interest.

Ultimately nothing will be decided until the other members of the committee are elected – but several other areas have also been tipped to come under scrutiny.

They include Government plans to introduce elected police officials, something that has proved controversial amongst police chief constables, and firearms regulations.

An inquiry into the gun laws would no doubt spark public debate in the wake of the Cumbria Massacre.

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