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    Britain's Opposition Labour leader Harold Wilson met local Government officials and troops on the third day of his visit to Northern Ireland on Wednesday (17 November).

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    Britain's Opposition Labour leader Harold Wilson met local Government officials and troops on the third day of his visit to Northern Ireland on Wednesday (17 November).

    Mr. Wilson's visit is being shrouded in strict security following fears that there may be an attempt on the Labour Leader's life. He travelled to Londonderry by helicopter and a scheduled drive around the town was cancelled for security reasons.

    SYNOPSIS: Britain's Opposition Labour Leader, Mr. Harold Wilson, arrived in Londonderry on Wednesday by helicopter, after a planned drive had been cancelled for security reasons. A scheduled drive around the town was also cancelled for security reasons, following fears that there might be an attempt on his life. It was the third day of the Labour Leader's five-day visit to Northern Ireland to assess the situation and to talk with Government officials in the Irish Republic.

    Mr. Wilson's only call in the town itself was to a heavily-guarded Guildhall -- the seat of the local Government. He spent over an hour there, working with the development commission which administers the area. For the first time in months, there was a full turn-out of members, including the four Catholics who withdrew in August.

    Outside the Guildhall, the security measures were even tighter, after a small crowd -- mainly women -- had gathered. But Mr. Wilson received a friendly welcome when he left, and stopped to talk with some of the people He also spoke to troops stationed in the area, asking how long they had been in Northern Ireland and wishing them luck in their duties.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACVZSK9F4MCZ60OWMPEMJK9QIL
    Media URN:
    VLVACVZSK9F4MCZ60OWMPEMJK9QIL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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