HC Deb 02 February 1970 vol 795 cc30-1
47. Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance he has given to the two citizens of the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames who have been detained by the Belgian authorities since their aircraft landed in Belgium at the beginning of December, 1969; whether they have been visited in gaol by an officer of his Department; and when it is expected they will be brought to trial.

Mr. Foley

The two British subjects have been given all normal consular assistance. They were visited by the British Consul on 13th December and again on 22nd January. A trial on the exclusively customs charges started on 26th January but at the request of the prosecution it was adjourned until today. Other charges are pending.