§ Mr. Beggs
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations Her Majesty's Government have made to the Government of 436W Libya regarding Colonel Gaddafi's recent statement expressing willingness to support terrorist organisations such as the Irish Republican Army; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Luce
At a meeting in Rome on 5 March with Libyan officials, British officials sought clarification of Colonel Gaddafi's recent statement, stressed to their Libyan counterparts that such statements were very damaging and warned that any evidence of Libyan support for terrorist organisations would be taken very seriously. They made clear that we would carefully assess Libyan actions and attitudes towards the United Kingdom in deciding how far we were prepared to deal with Libya in future.