HL Deb 17 November 1981 vol 425 c496WA
Lord Jenkins of Putney

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they are aware of reports of rape and torture of Namibians by the military police of the South African army published as a Fact Paper on Southern Africa by the International Defence and Aid Fund.

The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Lord Carrington)

Her Majesty's Government are aware of the allegations to which the noble Lord, Lord Jenkins, refers, but are not able to assess their accuracy. We deplore all acts of violence against detainees, whoever commits them.