§ Mr. Dalyell
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment he has made of the role of the Office for Islamic propaganda in respect of its response to the Lockerbie bombing; and what inquiries he has instigated in respect of documents relating to their role. 
§ Mr. McLeish
[holding answer 11 July 1997]: The Government view with considerable distaste any statement which welcomes the murder of 270 innocent victims. While the prosecuting and investigating authorities in any criminal case will not comment on the investigative steps they take, the appropriate action is being taken to look into these matters.