HC Deb 16 December 1968 vol 775 c244W
82. Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether a date has been fixed for the trial in Bari of those five British citizens arrested on the m.v. "Conqueror" in June, 1968.

Mr. Goronwy Roberts

The investigations by the Italian authorities into this case have taken longer than was anticipated. I am informed, however, that they have now been completed and that the trial will probably take place early next year. Our Embassy in Rome have emphasised to the Italian authorities the desirability of holding an earlier trial.