Outgoing Defense Minister Henk Kamp does not want an independent investigation into the large-scale collection of data from civilians by a part of the army.

The House of Representatives had previously requested this.

Last year it was revealed that an experimental part of the army (the Land Information Maneuver Center or LIMC) was collecting information on a large scale in the context of the corona crisis.

This violated privacy legislation.

Kamp's predecessor Ank Bijleveld apologized to the House for this.

Kamp previously sent a timeline of 170 pages with documents to the House.

He thought that this had satisfied the wishes of the House.

The minister is "convinced" that he has done justice to the motion submitted by Salima Belhaj (D66).

"This is not the way to do it," said Belhaj, who wants an independent investigation to be carried out after all.

Other parties also failed to respond to Kamp's answer.

According to Derk Boswijk (CDA), it would be good if an external investigation was carried out after all.

SP and PVV also think so.

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