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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

The hon. Gentleman simply refuses to listen to what has been said. I have now three times said that one of the matters that has to be considered by any prosecuting authority is the likelihood of conviction. On the advice of counsel and the Director, particularly bearing in mind the events of 1968 and 1969 and the shadow that they cast over what happened afterwards, it was decided that the likelihood of conviction was not such as to justify going on.