Asked if the Government was co-operating into the investigation about extraordinary rendition flights coming through British airports, the PMOS replied that he had not yet seen anything other than assertion in terms of the story. We had made clear that we had no evidence to corroborate allegations. However, the Foreign Secretary had written to the US, and therefore people should wait for the reply.
Put that Liberty were investigating it, and they had a short deadline, would that happen before a reply came from the US, the PMOS said that Liberty’s deadline was one that had been set only by them, and not anyone else. What was important was that we sorted out fact from speculation, and that was more important than any deadline.
Asked if the investigation would do that, rather than waiting for a letter back from the UN, the PMOS replied that what was important was that people who made allegations should produce some facts to support them.
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