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Pirates: Kenya

Volume 715: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead on 2 December (WA 56), why the Answer referred to the persons captured by HMS “Cumberland” in November 2008 as “eight pirates” rather than eight alleged pirates. [HL544]

On 2 December in response to a PQ HL80 (Official Report, col. WA 56), I referred to eight pirates instead of eight alleged pirates, the latter of which would have been correct in such circumstances. This error is regretted.