Mr Brown told an audience in Birmingham. He stopped short of confirming explicitly that he had favoured releasing terminally ill Megrahi from jail. But he went on: Did we as a Government say we would try to stop the Scottish executive and force Megrahi to die in prison? No, we did not do so, and did not have the power to do so -- and that was the right thing to do. Megrahi, 57, who was con- victed of the murder of 270 people in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in 1988, returned to Tripoli to a heros welcome two weeks ago. The Scottish government freed him on com- passionate grounds because of his advanced prostate cancer. Earlier today, Foreign Secretary David Miliband admitted that the Libyan government had been told by former Foreign Office minister Bill Rammell that neither Mr Miliband himself, nor Mr Brown, wanted to see Megrahi left to die in prison in Scotland. It follows the release yesterday by the Scottish government of a memo detailing Mr Rammells meeting in Tripoli. Mr Milibands remarks are the first admission that Britain privately expressed a view on the bombers fate. The Foreign Secretary also denied double-dealing. Conservative leader David Cameron claims the Government has been found out support- ing Libya in private. I thought any release on compassionate grounds was wrong, he said. The only way to sort this out is an inquiry so we can see what the Government did in our name. London Lite Wednesday, 2 September 2009 PIPERS in kilts formed the centrepiece of Muammar Gaddafis 40th anniversary because the Libyan dictator wanted to honour Scotland for freeing Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al- Megrahi. The 60-strong band, from New Zealand, played traditional Highland music before images of Megrahi were broadcast on screens in Tripoli. Colonel Gaddafi wanted to show the world his support for Scotland, said an organiser of the event, which was broadcast around the globe. 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Believe in better Pause and rewind live TV 30 standard installation Record without tapes or timers Record selected series automatically Our pick of the weeks unmissable TV 1 2 amonth only mock hangings staged as dictator revels in his 40th anniversary Bagpipesand kiltsinGaddafis Lockerbietribute Admission: Foreign Secretary Miliband GORDON BROwN today denied double-dealing over the Lockerbie row, after it emerged that he had privately backed the Libyan bombers release. The Prime Minister insisted the final decision to free Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi had been taken by the Scottish Government, and UK ministers had not sought to influence it. 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