Iain Dale is Leading Britain's Conversation.
12 March 2017, 10:49
Andrew Castle says that, as a parent, "you would expect your government to support you".
The Government has handed the operation searching for Madeleine McCann a further £85,000 to keep it going for a further six months.
So far, more than £11 million has been spent on the search for Madeleine, who went missing in 2007, and Andrew Castle thinks that's money well spent.
He said: "Is this money well spent? £85,000 to extend the investigation into missing Maddie McCann? £11.1 million pounds over time?
"If you had a child in that situation, you would expect your government to continue to support you. Maddie has not been found. The circumstances around it lead this country, I think, wrongly to to to criticise the McCanns, to to judge them in the most terrible way.
"I can't get beyond the loss of a child. I can't imagine such a thing, so I say extend it, and it's money well spent."