HC Deb 19 June 1972 vol 839 cc16-7W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he is aware that Libya has admitted supplying arms to the Irish Republican Army; what action he has taken, either by protest or otherwise, to the Government of Libya; and whether he will cause an investigation to ascertain to what extent other Arabian States have supplied, or are supplying arms to the Irish Republican Army.

Mr. Godber

As I told the right hon. Member for Kettering (Sir G. de Freitas) on 14th June, strong protests about Colonel Qadhafi's claims to be supplying arms to Irish revolutionaries were made to the Libyan authorities on 12th June. The close and constant watch maintained on arms supplies to the Irish Republican Army has not disclosed any evidence implicating other Arab States.—[Vol. 838, c. 343–4.]