HC Deb 10 May 1968 vol 764 c153W
Mr. Ronald Bell

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of Togoland concerning British members of the crew of the aircraft which recently landed there and was held by that Government.

Mr. Goronwy Roberts

Her Majesty's Ambassador at Lomé has successively made representations or enquiries to the Togolese Government in order to obtain details of the persons on board the aircraft; to seek consular access to the British subjects among the prisoners; to ascertain when the prisoners would be released; and to obtain an assurance that they would soon be brought to trial. The Vice-Consul at Lomé has been in regular touch with the detainees and has reported that the conditions of their detention are reasonable. Two of them have been released on bail and all are well.