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DEATH OF DANIEL MORGAN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2447: tabled on 21 November 2011

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 10 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House recognises the urgent need for a full judicial inquiry into the Metropolitan Police Service's handling of the murder of private investigator Daniel Morgan in 1987; notes the failure of five police investigations to bring anyone to trial for the murder, the still unresolved allegations of Metropolitan Police involvement in the murder, the police corruption recently acknowledged by the Metropolitan Police in relation to the first investigation into the murder and recognised by Acting Commissioner Tim Godwin as being a debilitating factor in solving the crime and the repeated failure of the Metropolitan Police to confront the role played by this corruptionin protecting those responsible for the murder from being brought to justice; and further notes the long-standing and much publicised relationship of two of the suspectswiththe News of the World (NotW), the interference by NotW journalists with the fourth investigation into the murder and allegations, never fully investigated by the Metropolitan Police Service,that Daniel Morgan approached a seniorNotW journalist with allegations of serious police corruption shortly before he was murdered.