HL Deb 27 July 1982 vol 434 c226WA
Lord Brockway

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What action they are taking regarding the alleged beating of Miss Anne Scott, a British subject, while under detention in Israel, in view of the rejection of approaches by the British Consul General and the indication that representations should be made by the British Embassy in Tel Aviv or by the Foreign Office.

Lord Belstead

The head of the consular department of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office took up the case of Miss Scott with the Minister-Counsellor of the Israeli Embassy on 16th July. The latter said that an investigation by the Israeli military authorities was already under way and undertook to communicate the result to us.

I understand that two Israeli women soldiers have now been detained in connection with the case.

House adjourned at eighteen minutes before ten o'clock.