§ 50. Mr. Sorensen
asked the Lord Privy Seal what information he has now received in respect of the alleged abduction by pirates of two British women sailing in the Philippines area.
§ Mr. Heath
Exhaustive inquiries by Her Majesty's Embassy confirm that two women appear to have been captured, and probably murdered, by pirates a few months ago. Their nationality is unknown, but no British subjects have been reported missing in this area. Investigations by the Philippine authorities continue.