HC Deb 18 November 1968 vol 773 c187W
47. Mr. McMaster

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if official access has been granted by the Chinese to Mr. George Watt; and what representations he is making in order to obtain a review of his case.

Mr. Michael Stewart

As my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary told the hon. Gentleman on 21st October, the Chinese authorities have refused access to Mr. Watt on the grounds that he has been convicted of espionage. A review of the case has not been requested, but we are considering the possibility. We shall continue to press for consular access.—[Vol. 770, c.206–7.]