HC Deb 13 February 1980 vol 978 c682W
16. Mr. Richard Shepherd

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he has received information from the United Nations Human Rights Commission about recent improvements in human rights conditions in Cuba; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ridley

No. Her Majesty's Government understand that the number of political prisoners in Cuba is well down from the original figure of about 20,000 in the sixties but regret that there are recent reports of increasing abuses of the personal freedom of those who are at liberty.

24. Mr. Nelson

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he intends to make an early visit to Cuba.

Mr. Ridley

My right hon. Friend has no plans to do so.

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