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Arms to Iraq scandal

Arms to Iraq scandal
News report; Interview
TX Date
15 Feb 1996
Year of production
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Parliamentary reporter Robert Allen looks at the arms to Iraq scandal and the Scott inquiry set up to investigate it. The speakers include: Paul Henderson, managing director of Matrix Churchill, the company whose trial for exporting arms collapsed following revelations of ministerial involvement; Alan Clark, who was a trade minister; Douglas Hurd who is angry at treatment and running of Scott inquiry; Minister William Waldegrave adamant he hadn’t misled MPs over the change of the guidelines on exports to Iraq; Robin Cook, shadow Foreign Secretary.
Robin Cook; Alan Clark; Douglas Hurd; William Waldegrave; Robert Allen; Paul Henderson
Companies; Reports; Government; Exports; UK; Conservative Party; Arms sales; Arms industry; Trials; Iraq; Freedom of information; Scott Report; Richard Scott; Political scandals; Matrix Churchill

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