§ Mr. Cormack
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations have been made to the Angolan authorities on behalf of the imprisoned British mercenaries; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Luard
My right hon. Friend raised the question of the welfare of the British mercenaries with President Neto and the Angolan Foreign Minister, Mr. Paolo Jorge, when he visited Luanda on 17th April. My hon. Friend the Minister of State also discussed the matter with Mr. Jorge during the recent Maputo Conference.