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Westland affair - MPs on Leon Brittan’s future

Title
Westland affair - MPs on Leon Brittan’s future
Genre
Interview
TX Date
Jan 1986
Year of production
1986
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Duration
00:04:31
Description
Six Westland affair-related items. 1: Shadow Chancellor Roy Hattersley says that Trade and Industry Secretary Leon Brittan should resign. 2: Liberal leader David Steel gives his opinion on Britten’s future. 3: John Biffen, Leader of the House, supports Brittan. 4: Sir Humphrey Atkins, one of the MPs likely to investigate the affair, says that Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher can hardly afford further gaps in her cabinet. 5/6: Support from Conservative backbencher Anthony Beaumont-Dark (although he mentions a few doubts about Brittan). Male and female reporter(s) not identified (poss. Judith Dawson interviewing Roy Hattersley).
Contributors
David Steel; Roy Hattersley; Humphrey Atkins; Anthony Beaumont-Dark; John Biffen
Keywords
Government; Margaret Thatcher; Conservative Party; Politicians; Cabinet ministers; Aerospace industry; Leon Brittan; Westland Helicopters

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