I think however, that the 'government' assistance began to be withdrawn by the end of June/beginning of July. That is according to Clarence Mitchell who told Vanity Fair, they were unable to get a meeting with a high level Minister, but by then the damage was done. Much of the evidence had been lost and the witnesses were allowed to collude in order to get their stories straight, Gerry was allowed to sit behind Kate as she gave her one and only interview.
Those errors or influences at the beginning of the investigation have cost two countries millions, and left this 11 year old case unsolved. What began as a relatively straight forward case of abduction, or staged abduction, quickly turned into a multimillion bestseller, with the government, the police agencies, the charities, the media moguls, the lawyers (a given), the chat show hosts, the child protection army, and last but not least, the spin doctors, all wanted a slice of the action. Who jumped on the bandwagon, and who gave it a push to keep it going?