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East Timor

Volume 940: debated on Monday 28 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Indonesian Government about the deaths of two British journalists in East Timor; and what reply he has received.

My hon. Friend the Minister of State said on 11th May 1976—[Vol. 911, c. 140–141]—that the Australian Government would keep us fully informed of their latest investigation into the deaths of the journalists. The Australians took the lead because three of the five journalists killed were Australians, and all of them had been working for an Australian television company. Unfortunately, no firm evidence has been discovered of who was responsible for their deaths.