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LIVE: House of Commons debates release of Hillsborough documents

MPs debate a motion calling for the release of all documents relating to the Hillsborough Stadium disaster of 1989.
Oct 17th 2011, 5:55 PM 668 9

THE STREAM BELOW carries live footage from the House of Commons, where MPs are taking part in a debate on the disclosure and publication of documents relating to the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.

96 Liverpool fans died as a result of the tragedy at the FA cup semi-final in Sheffield. This debate, calling for the release of all documents relating to the disaster, was initiated by an e-petition backed by 100,000 members of the public.

The stream may require Microsoft Silverlight to view, depending on your computer’s settings.

The stream will start at the beginning of today’s proceedings – but can be forwarded to the live discussions by dragging the scrolling bar underneath the main picture. The debate in full, from its beginning, can be viewed by dragging the bar to 17:42.

The full text of the motion being debated is as follows:

That this House calls for the full disclosure of all government-related documents, including Cabinet minutes, relating to the 1989 Hillsborough disaster; requires that such documentation be uncensored and without redaction; and further calls for the families of the 96 and the Hillsborough Independent Panel to have unrestricted access to that information.

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