HC Deb 25 April 1978 vol 948 c522W
Mr. Jim Lester

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department has been able to trace Alexander George Hamilton, a British subject, who was abducted from the Kye Mine in the Mtoko Tribal Trust Land of Rhodesia close to the Mozambique border at 17.00 hours on 3rd February 1978.

Mr. Rowlands

Her Majesty's Embassy Maputo has made inquiries of the Mozambican authorities about Mr. Hamilton's disappearance. My right hon. Friend raised the matter with Dr. Chissano, the Mozambican Foreign Minister, in Dar es Salaam recently. Dr. Chissano undertook to look into it. My right hon. Friend also raised the question with Mr. Mugabe. We shall continue to do everything possible to obtain news of Mr. Hamilton.

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