HC Deb 02 May 1967 vol 746 cc294-5
21. Mr. Ronald Bell

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of Zambia concerning the recent treatment of British subjects in that country.

Mr. George Thomas

Our High Commissioner in Lusaka has made representations to the Government of Zambia in individual cases wherever appropriate. In particular, the High Commissioner has taken all possible steps to ensure the correct treatment of those recently arrested under the Zambian Preservation of Public Security Regulations, 1964. If the hon. Gentleman will let me have details of any particular case or cases about which he is concerned, I shall be pleased to write to him.

Mr. Bell

Could the Minister say in how many cases such representations have been made in the last six months and whether Her Majesty's Government are content with the response received?

Mr. Thomas

We have made representations on a number of occasions. We are not entirely satisfied, but we are continuing to make representations where appropriate.