Speeches, Interviews & Other Statements

Margaret Thatcher

Remarks on Lockerbie disaster (PAN AM 747 bomb)

Document type: Speeches, interviews, etc.
Venue: No.10 Downing Street
Source: BBC Radio News Report 1300 22 December 1988
Editorial comments:

Between 0900 and 0930?

Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 133
Themes: Terrorism

Before she flew to Scotland this morning, Mrs. Thatcher spoke of the disaster, saying that it was a terrible tragedy.

Everything that could be done would be done:


“I think we're all deeply concerned by it, deeply sympathetic to those relatives of the bereaved and deeply sympathetic to everyone who experienced it because it's going stay with them for a very, very long time. And Malcolm Rifkind was on the telephone earlier this morning to say that the disaster services and emergency services had been wonderful, and everyone was helping. We just wish we could do more to comfort, but everything that can be done will be done - so all hearts are beating as one with the relatives of the bereaved and the people who have been injured.”