HC Deb 25 January 1978 vol 942 cc671-2W
45. Mr. Stanbrook

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the conditions under which British nationals are being imprisoned in Angola.

Mr. Rowlands

The Italian Ambassador in Luanda, acting at our request, was able to see the seven British mercenaries now serving sentences of imprisonment on 31st December 1977. He reported that the conditions in which they are detained are, in general, satisfactory, and they appeared to be in good physical condition.

A British chargé d'affaires arrived in Luanda on 16th January. One of his first tasks will be to look into the question of the British prisoners.

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