HC Deb 25 January 1978 vol 942 cc670-1W
41. Mr. George

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if, following the recent report by Survival International, "The Forest Indians in Stroessner's Paraguay: Survival or Extinction?", he will raise at the United Nations Human Rights Commission the question of the systematic extermination of the Forest Indians in Paraguay.

Mr. Rowlands

No. Our information is that there are cases of abuses. However, our current assessment and that of the Inter-American Human Rights Commission in 1975 does not indicate evidence that systematic extermination or enslavement forms part of the Paraguayan Government's policies.