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Parliamentary report: Scott Report, Northern Ireland and Sea Empress disaster

Title
Parliamentary report: Scott Report, Northern Ireland and Sea Empress disaster
Genre
News report; Speech; Parliamentary debate
TX Date
23 Feb 1996
Year of production
1996
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Duration
00:04:25
Description
Parliamentary correspondent Robert Allen reports from Westminster, where Tony Blair attacks John Major (both heard) during Prime Minister’s Question Time after Chancellor Kenneth Clarke admitted his deputy, William Waldegrave, had unintentionally mislead Parliament over the Arms to Iraq affair investigated by the Scott Report. During Northern Ireland Questions Ulster Unionist leader David Trimble, bitterly criticised the IRA for ending its ceasefire and renewing its bombing campaign which has effectively ended the peace process. Also discussed was the oil spill from the Sea Empress, which became grounded off Milford Haven in Wales with speakers Shadow Transport Secretary Clare Short and Transport Secretary Sir George Young and Welsh MPs Nick Ainger and Paul Flynn failing to get an apology.
Contributors
George Young; John Major; Tony Blair; Clare Short; Robert Allen; Paul Flynn; David Trimble; Nick Ainger
Keywords
Pollution; London; Reports; Internal politics; Exports; Northern Ireland; Terrorism; UK; Arms sales; IRA; Sinn Fein; Wales; Peacebuilding; Seaborne disasters; Cabinet ministers; Oil pollution; Marine pollution; Iraq; William Waldegrave; Canary Wharf; Scott Report; Richard Scott; South Quay; Milford Haven; Sea Empress (ship); Political scandals

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