Iain Duncan Smith raises the case of a constituent seeking redress following his acquittal of common assault, the prosecution of which was based on a fabricated witness statement.
I welcome my right hon. Friend to his post. In 2009, my constituent Mr Samuel was acquitted of common assault following an unsuccessful prosecution centred on a fabricated witness statement by the police. Since then, his efforts to seek redress through the courts have been frustrated by a cover-up that I believe reaches right to the top of the Crown Prosecution Service. Will my right hon. Friend please accept a meeting with me at his earliest convenience to discuss the real issues concerning this case?
I am happy to meet my right hon. Friend. I am not in a position to comment on that particular case, but I am of course willing to engage with him.