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Qe2 (Filming)

Volume 35: debated on Monday 17 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence why an official of his Department prevented a BBC television crew filming the loading of body bags on RMS "Queen Elizabeth 2" on her departure for the South Atlantic.

Despite exhaustive inquiries, nothing is known about any such incident. In any case, body bags were not among the items of cargo listed on the ship's manifest.