HL Deb 19 June 1972 vol 332 cc6-7

My Lords, with the leave of the House my noble friend Lord Drumalbyn will be making a Statement on the docks dispute at a convenient moment after 3.30 p.m. This will be followed by a Statement to be made by my noble friend Lord Limerick upon the B.E.A. Trident air crash.


My Lords, I am sure the House will be grateful that there is to be a Statement on the terrible tragedy of yesterday, and that we shall have an opportunity to convey our sympathy. But would the noble Lord, Lord Aberdare, consider the possibility of making a Statement later this week about the tragic circumstances in Hong Kong, when many hundreds appear to have lost their lives? Perhaps the noble Lord may feel it right, through the noble Baroness, to convey our very deep sympathy to the Governor and the people of Hong Kong in the great tragedy which has struck that Colony.


Yes, my Lords. I am very grateful to the noble Lord. I should like to echo what he has said, and I will certainly see that my noble friend does as he asks.

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