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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 Tam Dalyell Mr Tam Dalyell , West Lothian 12:00 am, 19th December 1979

Has not the Attorney-General had his middle stump knocked out by his hon. Friend the Member for Tiverton (Mr. Maxwell-Hyslop) who asked how it was that retirement in some way grants immunity? Will the right hon. and learned Gentleman explain to us laymen why it is necessary for 14,000 documents to be examined? Is he saying that each of those 14,000 documents must be examined? Is he also, by way of example, saying that we would not get co-operation from Shell Mocambique if the Shell headquarters here and in the Netherlands did not ask for its co-operation? Is that the argument?