HC Deb 11 May 1978 vol 949 cc601-2W
Mrs. Dunwoody

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, in the light of the fact that five years after the crash between the Iberia DC9 EC-B11 and the Spantax Coronado EC-BP6, in which 37 Britons were killed, many of them leaving relatives in penury, no full compensation has been paid, if he will make urgent representations to the French Government to ask why no action has been forthcoming following the report of the French Secretariat of State for Transport.

Mr. Judd

The embassy in Paris, which is keeping in close touch with the French authorities, has expressed concern at the apparent delay and asked to know what progress is being made towards a resolution of the compensation claims. Very recently, the ambassador took up the matter personally with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A reply is awaited.

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