§ Mr. Skinner
asked the Lord Privy Seal (1) what steps Her Majesty's Government will take to increase effective pressure upon the Chilean authorities to oblige them to investigate and reveal the whereabouts of the British passport holder William Beausire;357W
(2) what assurances he was able to obtain from the Chilean Foreign Minister concerning the fate of Mr. William Beausire.
§ Mr. Ridley
We have continued to remind the Chilean authorities of our concern and our wish for a full and proper investigation into the circumstances of Mr. Beausire's disappearance. My right hon. and noble Friend discussed the matter with the Chilean Foreign Minister on 4 September. The Chilean courts have since agreed to reopen their inquiries.