HC Deb 07 May 1985 vol 78 cc331-3W
Mr. Latham

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Rutland and Melton on 18 July 1984, Official Report, column 195, by the right hon. Member for Witney (Mr. Hurd) and subsequent official correspondence from the Minister of State he is now able to give a full and accurate list, with dates, of all Libyans claiming connection with the former people's bureau who were required to leave the United Kingdom between 17 and 27 April 1984, including those escorted from the bureau under police supervision, indicating which had any form of diplomatic immunity; and whether he will correct errors in previous ministerial replies to the hon. Member contained in the Official Report on this matter.

Mr. Giles Shaw

Following the break in diplomatic relations with Libya on 22 April 1984 all Libyan-based members of the Libyan diplomatic staff in London, and their families, were required to leave the United Kingdom, as were all those in the bureau at the time of the shooting on 17 April, whatever their status. One diplomat, Mr. Abdelghadr Kiaralla, was allowed to remain and was subsequently notified as a member of the diplomatic staff at the Libyan interests section of the Saudi embassy. All the administrative and technical staff of the bureau were required to leave with the exception of Mr. Mohamed Elbouaahi Elmasdhun, who was subsequently notified as a member of the diplomatic staff at the Libyan interests section of the Saudi embassy, and Mr. Younis Mohamed Elwafy, who was allowed to stay for six weeks for compassionate reasons.

The following left the bureau under police supervision on 27 April. Those marked with a letter after their names had been notified to my right hon. and learned Friend the Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary, either as diplomatic agents—labelled (B)—or members of the administrative and technical staff—labelled (C)—of the Libyan people's bureau. In one case the person concerned was the husband of a member of the administrative and technical staff. Those without a letter after their names were neither diplomatic agents nor members of the administrative and technical staff.

  • Aded, Salem Said Salem (C)
  • Alhkimi, Ahmed Omran Khalifa (B)
  • Ameri, Abdulmagid Saleh (C)
  • Bashir, Ahmed Elmhdi (C)
  • Daghais, Yousif Mohamed (C)
  • El-Bakush, Issa Ahmed (C)
  • El-Hinshiri, Shahata (B)
  • Elmismari, Mikail Bin Saud (C) (husband of Mrs. Mabruka Mohammed Giuma)
  • Fernana, Mehdi A. (C)
  • Abuminigil, Bashir M. (B)
  • Gaaka, Omar Mohamed
  • Abdelgiawad, Mohamed Mehemed (B)
  • Gratem, Ayad Ahmed (C)
  • Hemmali, Abdulkarim Shogwara (C)
  • Jalid, Ali Hassan (B)
  • Khebuli, Mufta Giuma
  • Magtouf, Mustafa A. (C)
  • Mghirbi, Mustafa Abdu Salam (B)
  • Mohamed, Ali Ibraik
  • Nisser, Almahdi Ashur (C)
  • Omar, Otman Ahmed (C)
  • Ali'oun, Mohamed (B)
  • Rabha, Salah Abdessalem Ben
  • Ramadan, Mohamed Omar (C)
  • Saleh, Ahmed Salhen (C)
  • Sherif, Mohamed Hadi (B)
  • Stuka, Salah Eyad
  • Tabulli, Ahmed Mohamed (B)
  • Tuhami, Abdulgader Mohamed Ali (C)
  • Zweit, Salem Ali (C)

The following Libyan diplomats and administrative and technical staff and locally engaged staff at the bureau also left the United Kingdom between 22 and 27 April. Letters B and C after their names have the same meanings as indicated above:

  • Ahmed, Mansur Ahmed (B)
  • Ali Daman, Abdalla (C)
  • Aldowadi, Mouloud M. (B)
  • El-Bussifi, Ali Hassan Ahmed (C)
  • Giuma, Mrs. Mabruka Mohammed (C)
  • Gleib, Ahmed Abdulla Mohamed
  • Ganbor, Nagi Hadi (C)
  • Ahmed, Abdelkadir O. (C)
  • Hdeddan, Mohamed Salem (C)
  • Ikhleif, Ahmed Mansur
  • Elkezza, Aboshnief (B)
  • Khamri, Ahmed Mansor (C)
  • Elmabrouk, Mrs. Imbarka Ali (B) (wife of Abdelgiawad Mohamed Mehemed)
  • Magtof, Mohammed Ahmed (B)
  • Mohamed, Mrs. Julie Hussain (C)
  • Abdulrahim, Salah O.
  • Said, Said Ali Masaud (C)
  • Abou-Sdera, Bashir Mohamed (C)
  • Sodani, Omar M. Ahmaida (B)
  • Werfalli, Mrs. Warda Ali (B) (wife of El-Hinshiri Shahata)

In addition, the following left on 29 April:

  • Elmarghani, Salah B. D. (C)
  • Farhat, Omar A. (C)
  • Fitouri, Muftah (B)
  • Jubran, Abdallah Ahmed (C)
  • Elkeeb, Abdulwahab H. (C)
  • Abourzizaa, Ibrahim A. (B)
  • Zlitni, Hameda B. (B)

Members of diplomats' families left the United Kingdom on 26 and 27 April, together with other Libyans who were not directly connected with the bureau. Separate lists of the individuals concerned are not available. Four diplomats who would have been required to leave were already outside the United Kingdom at the time of the break in diplomatic relations. Two members of the administrative and technical staff who were required to leave, Mr. Ismail M. M. El Basha and Mr. Maamari Hagiagi, are believed to be outside the United Kingdom but the dates of their embarkation are not known.

There were also three Libyans, connected with the bureau, who were deported during this period but who did not have any form of diplomatic immunity. They were:

  • Baghdadi, Abdul Ghader
  • Mabruk, Saleh Ibrahim
  • Matuq, Mohamed Matuq

The corrections required to replies to my hon. Friend's earlier questions are as follows: 8 May 1984 (c. 280) Mr. Ali Mohammed Tuhami Abdulgader should not have been identified as having diplomatic status; Mr. Mikhail Bin Saud Elmismari should have been so identified. 25 May 1984 (c. 608) the three diplomats named plus one other, Mohamed K. Benhamed were, in fact, already outside the United Kingdom on 22 April. 18 July 1984 (c. 246) Mr. Ibrahim A. Abourzizaa left the United Kingdom on 29 April, not 26 April.

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