§ Mr. Jessel
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what consular assistance has been provided for the two British subjects, Paul Mason and Robert Curtis, who were convicted of espionage on 6th December in Yugoslavia.
§ Mr. Anthony Royle
Mr. Mason and Mr. Curtis were visited by embassy staff on 30th October, 9th November and 12th November. The embassy assisted them in arranging legal representation and a member of staff attended the trial between 4th and 6th December. The embassy has been in touch with the Yugoslav authorities throughout and facilitated the parents' access to the two men.131W