Lockerbie Bombing

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:16 pm on 31st January 2001.

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Photo of Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale Government Whip 4:16 pm, 31st January 2001

My Lords, we reached an agreement with Libya on that question and compensation was paid. That case, for better or worse, has been closed. That was why diplomatic relations were resumed with Libya. Although diplomatic relations were broken with Libya, they were not broken over Lockerbie. The breaking pre-dated that. We broke diplomatic relations with Libya because of the death of WPC Fletcher, and we resumed them only when the Libyans agreed to pay compensation and to take responsibility for her death.