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Foreign Affairs

Part of Orders of the Day — Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 31st July 1961.

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Photo of Mr Edward Heath Mr Edward Heath , Bexley 12:00 am, 31st July 1961

I have seen those reports. As I understand it, the matter is still under investigation by the Iraqi Government. But there is absolutely no truth in any suggestion that the soldiers were there for a military operation or sabotage, or for any other purpose. The true explanation is that they got lost.