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Raoul Wallenberg (Memorial) Bill

Volume 170: debated on Friday 30 March 1990

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Order for Second Reading read.

2.29 pm

I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.

Raoul Wallenberg saved the lives of more than 100,000 Hungarian Jews. Last year, I tried to secure honorary British citizenship for him. I feel that the least that the House can do is to approve the Second Reading of my Bill, whose aim is to erect a monument to a man who saved so many lives.

It is 45 years since the disappearance of Raoul Wallenberg; probably the only person who knows what happened to him is Andrei Gromyko. He has been honoured by countries throughout the world. Surely the least that we, the British people, can do is agree to this brief, simple Bill.

It being half past Two o'clock, the debate stood adjourned.