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Westland Helicopters - Bribery allegations denied

Title
Westland Helicopters - Bribery allegations denied
Genre
News report; Speech; Parliamentary debate
TX Date
Feb 1986
Year of production
1986
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Duration
00:02:29
Description
Report on the denial by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher that she authorised an attempt by two peers to bribe Alan Bristow, Westland shareholder and takeover bidder, with a knighthood to get him to drop opposition to the Sikorsky-Fiat bid for Westland Helicopters. Includes speeches in the House of Commons by Peter Shore, Labour MP, and John Biffen, Leader of the House, who speaks on behalf of Thatcher. Male reporter not identified.
Contributors
Peter Shore; John Biffen
Keywords
Margaret Thatcher; Conservative Party; Honours; Knighthoods; Ethics; Political corruption; Business acquisitions; Peers; Political scandals; Westland Helicopters; Alan Bristow; Sikorsky

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