HC Deb 10 February 1972 vol 830 c447W
Rev. Ian Paisley

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he is aware that a Mrs. McCelland, a resident of Northern Ireland and a citizen of the United Kingdom, was attacked and killed by Irish Republican Army supporters in Christchurch, New Zealand; and if he will make representations to the New Zealand Government to ensure that citizens of the United Kingdom from Northern Ireland travelling in New Zealand have adequate protection.

Mr. Anthony Royle

This matter is in the hands of the New Zealand police with whom our High Commission is in touch. I much regret the death of Mrs. McCelland, who apparently emigrated to New Zealand from this country almost two years ago. I am confident that the New Zealand Government will continue to provide adequate protection for all who may need it, including immigrants or visitors from this country. I do not think that representations to the New Zealand Government are necessary.