§ 8. Dame Irene Ward
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what recent information he has received regarding the whereabouts of Commander Crabb.
§ 9. Mr. Awbery
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will make a statement on the most recent information received by Her Majesty's Government about Commander Crabb.
§ Mr. Selwyn Lloyd
No recent information about Commander Crabb has been received by Her Majesty's Government.
§ Dame Irene Ward
Can my right hon. and learned Friend give us a little more assurance, having regard to some wild statements which have appeared in the Press and the disquiet which some of those observations have aroused? Has he not got any further statement to make on the subject, on whether we know definitely what happened, and whether there has been identification of the body?
§ Mr. Awbery
Is the Foreign Secretary aware that there is a possibility that the coroner was wrong on that occasion? Is he aware also that a book is being published shortly by publishers in London who state that they are satisfied with the authenticity of the information received from Russia? They are publishing this. Could the Foreign Secretary give us some information about the publication of this book?
§ Mr. Fernyhough
Has not the time come when the Government should come clean with the House about this case, and ought not the House to know who was responsible for giving the instructions to undertake that rather shady escapade?