A Wolverhampton MP has pressed David Cameron to order full disclosure of all UK Government information relating to any UK involvement in Operation Blue Star to storm the Golden Temple in Amritsar in 1984.
Pat McFadden MP, who represents thousands of Sikh constituents in Wolverhampton, said the events of 1984 had left a legacy of “grief and pain” because thousands of innocent Sikhs lost their lives.
The move follows the release of documents earlier this week which appear to show that the Indian Government sought advice from the UK in advance of the storming of the Temple, in which hundreds lost their lives.
The full exchange between Mr McFadden and the Prime Minister is set out below:
Mr Pat McFadden (Wolverhampton South East) (Lab):
The Prime Minister:
Conservative Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton South West Paul Uppal MP also asked a question:
Labour's Jonathan Ashworth (Leicester South) has also demanded a quick inquiry and a statement from Mr Hague over the revelations found in the papers, while party colleague Valerie Vaz (Walsall South) backed Shadow Commons leader Angela Eagle's call for full disclosure.