At February 4 2016 the Dutch parliament had a plenary debate with ministers Koenders, Koenders and secretary of state Sharon Dijksma about MH17. Topic of today was the missing primary radar recordings which both Ukraine and Russia could not provide to the DSB.
A full transcript of the debate is here.
The video recording of the debate can be seen here (thanks to Grijze Duif). The official website of the Tweede Kamer has a recording online as well.
Hardly any of the 150 members of Dutch parliament attended the meeting. Only the representatives of the Commission for Foreign Affairs attended.
The Dutch Prime Minister Rutte also did not attend. He was abroad. Rutte so far did not attend any debate on MH17.
The Dutch government made it clear they do not want to interfere with the Dutch prosecutor (OM) and DSB. Both are independant in their investigation. OM states there is enough evidence, so the government will not take the initiative on its own.
The Dutch government will not sent a letter of protest to ICAO. Dijksma explained ICAO does not have a way to protest.
Hardly any further news. The government continued in their passive approach. No opinion was given on the fact that DSB was not able to speak to the air traffic controller. Dijksma mentioned there is no obligation to speak to the air traffic controller although it is very usual to do so.
Pieter Omtzigt asked why there is no signed and written ambtsbericht made by the Dutch prosecutor (OM) which confirms to the government that the OM does not need the primary radar recordings for the investigation. This fact was told to the minister by OM but never documented. Minister van der Steur said he does not care there is no written and signed ambtsbericht available. Omtzigt requested to have such a ambtsbericht.
Omtzigt submitted a new motion: a request to the government to ask Russia, Ukraine and the US and NATO for radar recordings. Within ten days the government has to inform the parliament. The voting for this motion is next Tuesday.
At February 9 both motion of Omtzigt and Bontes were put on hold until further notice. The motion will be submitted after minister van der Steur has answered the new questions on radar images.
Summary: this debate was like all other meetings and debates on MH17. The government shows a totally passive approach into searching for truth and keeps on stating the independance of JIT/OM and the DSB.
At February 9 GeenStijl had a couple of interviews with members of Parliament and Minister van der Steur