Steel tells MPs of Pergau link

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MARK THATCHER'S best man and business associate, Steve Tipping, helped to broker the Pergau dam deal in Malaysia which his mother forced through when prime minister against the advice of ministers and senior officials, Sir David Steel, Liberal Democrat foreign affairs spokesman, told the Commons last night. Douglas Hurd, the Foreign Secretary, will defend his decision to sanction the project to which Lady Thatcher committed Britain, before the Foreign Affairs committee today.

Malaysian demand, page 4

Inside Parliament, page 10