Probe call as de­clas­si­fied files are ‘lost’

Daily Mirror - - NEWS - BY BEN GLAZE Deputy Po­lit­i­cal Ed­i­tor

LABOUR has de­manded an in­ves­ti­ga­tion af­ter key Gov­ern­ment files vanished af­ter be­ing bor­rowed from the Na­tional Archives.

White­hall has yet to re­turn doc­u­ments de­tail­ing con­tro­ver­sial events, in­clud­ing the Falk­lands War and the Trou­bles in North­ern Ire­land.

It raises ques­tions over how the Gov­ern­ment can re­move pa­pers af­ter they have been de­clas­si­fied.

Shadow Cabi­net Of­fice Min­is­ter Jon Trick­ett said: “The Bri­tish peo­ple de­serve to know what the Gov­ern­ment has done... and the loss will only fuel ac­cu­sa­tions of a cover-up.

“These im­por­tant doc­u­ments may be a great loss to his­tory and their dis­ap­pear­ance must ur­gently be in­ves­ti­gated.”

CON­CERNS Jon Trick­ett

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