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Rhodesia (Bingham Report)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 19th December 1979.

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Photo of Mr Michael Havers Mr Michael Havers , Wimbledon 12:00 am, 19th December 1979

Every case depends on its own effects. Having read Bingham with care, the hon. Gentleman, as a lawyer, will recognise that it was not a report based on evidence that one could produce in a court. In the end, what happens in every case is that, with the assistance of very experienced counsel who have spent a great deal of time on the matter, one has to examine the likely availability of evidence from overseas as well as domestically. I remind the hon. Gentleman of the difficulties that Bingham said that he found in trying to get any documentation from Mozambique.