§ 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.]