§ 26. Mr. Kinnock
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a further statement about the current position of Dr. Sheila Cassidy, now in detention in Chile.
§ Mr. Rowlands
The Chilean authorities have informed Her Majesty's Government that their consideration of Dr. Cassidy's case will be completed by Christmas. We have been informed that, provided no serious charges are made, any penalties will be commuted to expulsion. Her Majesty's Government have made repeated and vigorous protests to the Chilean authorities about this case. Any further delay will be regarded as inexcusable and unacceptable.