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Point of Order

Volume 476: debated on Wednesday 21 May 2008

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. In the past few days, there has been press speculation that a man has been arrested in connection with the missing body of Captain Robert Nairac, who was taken by the IRA in Northern Ireland. Captain Robert Nairac was my captain.

Should a Minister not come before the House in respect of this issue? This gentleman was on operational duties serving his country, and if there is new news about where his body is, surely a Minister from the Ministry of Defence should be here telling us exactly what happened.

I understand the hon. Gentleman’s deep concern, but it is not a matter for me. Ministers can decide when they will come and make a statement.