HC Deb 03 May 1983 vol 42 c28W
Mr. Deakins

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has received about abuses of human rights in Iran, India, the Philippines and Chile, respectively; what is his policy of taking up such abuses with the Governments concerned; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Rifkind

We have received a number of representations alleging human rights abuses. We make known our concern to the Governments concerned where we consider this might prove helpful and where we consider the allegations to be well-founded. They will in any case be aware that we deplore all types of human rights abuses wherever committed, as we have frequently stated.