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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

As is obvious to the House, since the reference was made by the then Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary, the attention of the Director, counsel and the police officers engaged in the investigation was concentrated on the main matters in the Bingham report. Only at the conclusion of that investigation could any further considertion be given to other matters, such as the passing reference to Castrol at the beginning of the report. In view of the difficulties that I have explained to the House there will be no further investigation of the matters involved and referred to in the report.