John Woodcock (Barrow and Furness) (Ind)
Given the crystal clear evidence of Russian state involvement in these attacks - indeed, in the masterminding of them - why have the Government reached the conclusion that the other deeply suspicious deaths of Russian dissidents and others on British soil should not be reinvestigated?
I read the BuzzFeed allegations about the 14 deaths that that report viewed as suspicious. We have re-examined those cases, with other people looking at them - rather than only the officers who initially did the investigations, we have peer-group looked at them - and I have tested the assurances that I have had. In those cases, the investigations themselves did not throw up anything that would currently lead us to be suspicious. At the same time, the investigations and actions were done properly.