HC Deb 03 July 1996 vol 280 c448W
Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the proceedings before the International Court of Justice in respect of the opinions of the United Kingdom and Libya regarding the applicability of the Montreal convention, article 14, to the bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie. [35301]

Sir Nicholas Bonsor

The UK has entered preliminary objections which question the admissibility of the claims brought against it by Libya and the international court's jurisdiction to hear these claims. The court will decide on these preliminary objections in due course. Under the court's rules, the pleadings remain confidential, so it is not possible to reveal any further details.