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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 8:20 pm on 16th April 1986.

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Photo of Mr Edward Heath Mr Edward Heath , Bexley Sidcup 8:20 pm, 16th April 1986

My hon. Friend must get the facts right. I did not say that the crews were ordered to bomb cities. What is obvious from the evidence is that, while trying to reach a target, civilian areas were bombed. Anyone who tries to weigh up the balance of that responsibility for the armed forces knows that that is a human risk in which civilian life is destroyed.