HC Deb 10 February 1977 vol 925 c813W
Mr. Hoyle

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what protests have been made to the Indonesian Government about the political prisoners, many of whom have been in prison camps since 1965.

Mr. Luard

Her Majesty's Government have on a number of occasions conveyed concern to the Indonesian authorities about the detainees in Indonesia. My hon. Friend may be aware that the Indonesian Government have already released about 4,000 detainees, have said they intend to release another 10,000 this year, and have undertaken that no detainees will continue to be held without trial after 1979.