Orders of the Day — Shipping (Safety)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th March 1977.

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Photo of Mr John Mendelson Mr John Mendelson , Penistone 12:00 am, 7th March 1977

As my hon. Friend rightly indicated, I am particularly concerned about the methods used by the company to recruit the armed mercenaries. The recruitment was similar to that adopted by those who ship people abroad to take part in foreign wars as armed mercenaries. Does that not underline the seriousness of the position? Should not my hon. Friend go further and commit the Government to an inquiry on that aspect of the matter, irrespective whether the Director of Public Prosecutions decides to take criminal action?