Sunday, 7 November 2010

The death of Dr. David Kelly - Interested Members of Parliament

The interest of Norman Baker MP in the death of Dr. David Kelly is well known.

A couple of other MPs (at least) have shown interest.

Nicola Blackwood, MP for the Abingdon area, has met with Kenneth Clarke, as noted in the preceding post.

Zac Goldsmith MP has asked a couple of Parliamentary Questions (to Kenneth Clarke and to the Attorney General).

Mr. Goldsmith's question to the Attorney General is here:

David Kelly Death Inquiry

Zac Goldsmith: To ask the Attorney-General on what dates (a) he and (b) officials of his Department have held meetings relating to the death of Dr David Kelly since his appointment; and who was present at each such meeting. [16697]

18 Oct 2010 : Column 437W

The Attorney-General: I have routine meetings with the Lord Chancellor to discuss a range of issues; these have included matters relating to Dr David Kelly. AGO officials have had similar meetings with counterparts in the Ministry of Justice and the matter has been considered at meetings within my Department. It is not the Department's practice to provide details of such meetings.


  1. I always thought it strange that the previous MP for the Abingdon area showed no interest in the case, despite his huge scientific knowledge. Perhaps Norman Baker in his own party was adequately covering it. What you report, Andrew, is a welcome development.

  2. Felix,

    I have little information about Nicol Blackwood's interest but it may be in the direction of discouraging further inquiry.