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Clive Ponting trial

Title
Clive Ponting trial
Genre
News report; Press conference; Speech
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1984
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Duration
00:02:15
Description
Report on the magistrates’ court decision to put forward to trial under the Official Secrets Act Clive Ponting, the civil servant who sent two documents to Labour MP Tam Dalyell about the controversial sinking of Argentine naval warship, General Belgrano, in the Falklands War. Clive Ponting’s solicitor, Brian Raymond, makes a statement. Female reporter not identified.
Contributors
Brian Raymond
Keywords
Shipwrecks; Legal procedure; Right to information; Civil servants; Courts; Legal decisions; Falklands War (1982); Warships; Clive Ponting; Official Secrets Act; Ministry of Defence; Political scandals; General Belgrano; Magistrates courts

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