HL Deb 04 March 1988 vol 494 c420WA
Lord Kennet

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What were the "prohibited substances" which the Belgian authorities told them had been discovered in the wreck of the "Herald of Free Enterprise".

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Transport (Lord Brabazon of Tara)

The Belgian authorities have asked for assistance in following up certain lines of inquiry in the United Kingdom. Since a prosecution is being considered in Belgium, it would not be proper to disclose further information at this stage.