Mr. Nicholas Winterton
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has made representations to the Government of Zimbabwe requesting the deportation of Frank Bertrand, Stephen Bertrand, Victor Padmore and Allen Carwin, to the United Kingdom.
No. I assume that my hon. Friend is referring to Victor Radmore and Allen Cauvin who were arrested with Frank and Stephen Bertrand. Of these, Stephen Bertrand is the only mono-British citizen. His mother has been repeatedly advised to seek legal advice and assistance with a view to submitting a plea for clemency and deportation. The other three are dual British-Zimbabwean citizens and we cannot intervene officially on their behalf.