Ministers are accused of routinely providing legal cover for the intelligence services where there is a possibility of information being extracted through torture abroad, the Guardian reports today.

Speaking today, APPG Chair Ken Clarke criticised the government's failure to meet its own 60-day deadline to announce whether or not it will hold a judge-led inquiry into the UK’s involvement in rendition and torture.

The Investigatory Powers Commissioner, Sir Adrian Fulford, has today announced that there will be a public consultation on the government's anti-torture policy, known as the Consolidated Guidance.

The Daily Mail has covered today a new "hard hitting" letter to the PM from APPG on Extraordinary Rendition Chair Ken Clarke MP, supported by David Davis MP and other cross-party MPs and Peers, which says that a judge-led inquiry is 'the only way to get to the bottom of this shameful episode in our recent history and draw a line under it.'

Commenting in the Independent today on the government’s decision not to stop two Isis fighters being given the death penalty in America, APPG Chair Ken Clarke said, "we mustn’t allow fear to cause us to abandon standards of freedom, liberty and human rights on which this country stands".

Writing in the Financial Times today following his urgent question in the Commons on Monday, APPG Chair Ken Clarke says a full independent judge-led inquiry is the only way that the full truth of Britain’s involvement in extraordinary rendition and torture will be revealed.  

In response to an urgent question by APPG Chair Ken Clarke today, the Government has announced that it 'will give careful consideration to calls for judge-led inquiry and update the House within 60 days.'

The BBC and The Times have reported the renewed calls by APPG Chair Ken Clarke for a judge-led inquiry in response to damning findings by two reports into detainee mistreatment and rendition released today by the Intelligence and Security Committee.