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Orders of the Day — Chile

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th November 1973.

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Photo of Mr John Temple Mr John Temple , City of Chester 12:00 am, 28th November 1973

I knew that it was a mistake to give way to the hon. Gentleman, purely because that was exactly my next point.

The situation was escalating towards civil war. I do not rely for my information on the Press. In those circumstances, it became known to those in the armed forces, and generally known afterwards, that there was something called the Z plan. That was referred to by my right hon. Friend the Member for Thirsk and Malton (Sir Robin Turton).