Today on 10 June 2020 The Herald reports:
Instead, the re-entry efforts are now essentially solely focused on gathering evidence in the “homicide of 29 men”, Little told a select committee hearing this morning.
So Little say impractical and further:
He said bringing the remains home was no longer an objective of the re-entry – he said it was “just impractical” given the complex technicalities of the mine’s geography.
But in terms of recovery of human remains, Little said he has always maintained there is a very low probability of recovery.
Little says he has always said there is a very low probability of recovery! So why did he announce this a couple of years ago:
This government – and the three parties that make it up – committed to fulfilling the original promise made to the families of the 29 miners and workers: to do everything practicably possible to re-enter the drift to recover any remains
Did Little then say it was a very low probability? No of course not.