Should the public be told why Jon Venables has been recalled to prison?
Justice Secretary Jack Straw has said he will not reveal any of the details regarding the recall of Jon Venables to prison. Does the public have the right to know this information?
Mr Straw said he would not risk prejudicing any criminal proceedings by disclosing the reasons for Venables' recall. Meanwhile, the judge who originally granted Venables his anonymity, Baroness Butler-Sloss, has warned that he could be murdered by vigilantes if his new identity is revealed.
Jon Venables, who murdered two-year-old James Bulger in 1993, was recalled for breaching the terms of his licence. James's mother Denise Fergus said she was "prepared to wait" for details of how Venables breached his licence, and added "I do not want to prejudice a trial but I have the right to know."
Earlier Mr Straw stressed Venables was still not facing any charges and that a criminal investigation was still under way.
What is your reaction to the statement made by Jack Straw? Does anyone have the right to know this information?
Please be aware that we will be unable to publish any comments which may identify Jon Venables, and those which could influence any possible criminal proceedings.
This debate has now been closed. Thank you for your comments.