HC Deb 22 January 1980 vol 977 cc146-7W
Mr. Sproat

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will make a statement about the detention of Mr. Peter Young, a student at Aberdeen university by the Polish authorities at Warsaw airport and elsewhere; what investigations his Department made into the circumstances of Mr. Young's detention; whether Mr. Young was, or was not attempting to take prohibited crystal out of Poland; and whether Mr. Young's conduct, or that of the Polish authorities, was, or was not, in breach of the Helsinki agreement.

Mr. Luce

Mr. Young had already been released before we were informed of his short detention. On return to London he called at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and gave a brief account of the incident. He has not yet provided sufficient information to indicate whether the actions of the Polish authorities were in accordance with the Helsinki Final Act.