Mr. Duncan M. Beattie (Hamilton Mountain):
Mr. Speaker, I rise pursuant to Standing Order 43 to seek the unanimous consent of the House to move a motion on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. Having regard to the fact that the frequency of aircraft hijackings perpetrated by the use of violence has increased dramatically over the last few months, resulting in an alarming danger to human lives and loss of property, compounded by the fact that the apprehension of the person or persons responsible for aircraft hijackings invariably leads to another hijacking for the purpose of freeing such persons, such facts having the result that the various courts of the jurisdictions where the hijackings occur have been unable to deal effectively with the persons responsible for such hijackings, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Burnaby-Richmond-Delta (Mr. Reynolds):
That this House recommend that our government take the initiative in sponsoring a resolution in the United Nations that would provide for the establishment of a tribunal under that organization which would have exclusive jurisdiction to obtain custody of, try and sentence all persons apprehended as the result of an airline hijacking.
Subtopic: AIR TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic: AIRCRAFT HIJACKING-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION