§ 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.147W
§ 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.