HC Deb 16 February 1968 vol 758 cc435-6W
Mr. Whitaker

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what reply he has received from the Chinese Government to his efforts to secure the release of Mr. Anthony Grey; what reasons he has been given for his detention; and what further action he will be taking.

Mr. William Rodgers:

No reply has yet been received from the Chinese to the numerous representations made about Mr. Grey. Nor have we been given any good reasons for his detention, although the Chinese said last year that he had been arrested in retaliation for the arrest and imprisonment in Hong Kong of a New China News Agency journalist, Hsueh P'ing. We consider it totally indefensible to hold an innocent man in this way and we shall continue to do everything we can to secure his release.

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