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Ashya King

Asked for the Prime Minister?s (PM?s) reaction to the CPS withdrawing the arrest warrant against Mr and Mrs King, the Prime Minister?s Spokesperson (PMS) said it was his hope that Ashya would be reunited as quickly as possible with his parents. Asked what contact there had been between Downing Street and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the PMS said that the CPS must reach its decisions independently and had signalled yesterday that they were reviewing the case. He added that there had been contact between the Department of Health and the hospital involved, and that the Health Secretary was looking into lessons learnt. He also referred the media to the PM?s comments, made to Capital Radio Yorkshire earlier today when he said:

Watching the pictures of him brought back memories of my desperately ill young boy, Ivan, and I remember him endlessly sitting on my lap and having to feed him through a tube, and having to deal with all of the difficulties of having a desperately ill child? I just hope there?ll be an outbreak of common sense ? and a rapid outbreak of common sense ? so that the family can be reunited with this young boy and the best treatment can be given to him, either in the United Kingdom, or elsewhere.

Asked about transport arrangements for the Kings, the PMS said that assistance would continue to be provided to the family by the Embassy in Spain. He added that if there was a role that the government could usefully play it would be looked at very constructively.

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