Amid tight security, British Home Secretary Reginald Maudling flew to the trouble-torn province of Northern Ireland for a three-day visit today (Thursday).
MV Maudling and Chichester Clark at airport walking past newsmen (4 shots)
SCU PAN and CU revolvers and ammunition on table (5 shots)
SCU Maudling speaking SOF STARTS: "Aren't there......" SOF ENDS: "...are the right ones."
TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 3): QUESTION: "Aren't there demands though on all sides, Mr. Maudling, for some new political initiative at this stage? How will you answer those demands during your visit?"
MAUDLING: "Well, I'm not quite sure what is meant by the phrase political initiative."
QUESTION: "There may not be agreement on them. But there is agreement that some new action, I think, is needed. Some new initiative by the Conservative Government to stabilise the position."
MAUDLING: "I happen to think, as I have explained, that the policies being pursued are the right ones."
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Background: Amid tight security, British Home Secretary Reginald Maudling flew to the trouble-torn province of Northern Ireland for a three-day visit today (Thursday). Interviewed at the airport, Mr. Maudling said he was bringing no new peace formula.
Mr. Maudling arrived only hours after security forces seized new arms caches. But despite several recent shootings in the province, Mr. Maudling had faith in existing government policies for Northern Ireland:
There is an excellent BBC commentary with this film introducing the Maudling interview.