Operation Conifer: Sir Edward Heath - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:46 pm on 12th November 2018.

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Photo of Lord Howell of Guildford Lord Howell of Guildford Chair, International Relations Committee 2:46 pm, 12th November 2018

My Lords, it is not only a question of the opinion of this House—although that is, I hope, valuable and respected; it is also a question of continuity and the web of history. If we allow the slandering of the dead on an unsubstantiated basis to be thrown around and damage our reputation as a nation and how we have been governed, is that not a matter where the Government should use their best offices to put it right? They cannot stand aside on this matter. There must be action.