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The parliamentary order paper and corresponding Hansard record regarding Stephan Adolphus Kock - Note the mismatching years on each
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A collection of lies to UK parliament.

Stephan Adolphus Kock

Stephan Kock was a UK deep politician involved in the Arms to Iraq affair and with companies implicated in the associated exports. There were a number of cryptic questions to ministers about his connections to government and the security services through the 1990's, none of which received a substantial reply. On Friday 16 April 1993. Allan Rogers MP had tabled a question to the UK Prime Minister John Major. The question was published on the House of Commons order paper as " ...to ask the Prime Minister, what the official duties of Mr Stephan Adolphus Kock have been "since 1980". The Prime minister answered with one word "None".

However, the official record of the proceeding contained in Hansard records the questions as: "...to ask the Prime Minister, what the official duties of Mr Stephan Adolphus Kock have been since 1990". [1] Replying to a further question from Michael Meacher MP, which clearly assumed the previous answer related to the period intended in the previous question - ie 'since 1980, John Major said:

“Mr Kock performed no official duties for any government department during the period 1964-79. It remains the government policy not to comment on the contacts which any individual may or may not have had with the Security and Intelligence Services.”
 (24 May 1994)  [2]

In other words, we are assured that Kock had no 'official duties between 1964 and 1979 or from 1990 to the date of the question - which neatly sidesteps the central period of interest (1980-90) coinciding as it does with the entire Arms to Iraq affair. It is a small but telling illustration of deep political dissembling; since outright lies to Parliament are potentially risky, the daily order papers not forming part of any official record and quickly discarded, the official record is doctored accordingly.[3]

Tony Blair

When asked in March 1998 in the UK Parliament "which members of his Government have attended meetings of the Bilderberg Group?", Tony Blair replied "none".[4] However, he was named by a fellow attendee of the 1993 conference, and later attended attending, terming Bilderberg "a really useful group".[5]


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