§ Mr. Thornton
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to urge the Nigerian Government to authorise the release and payment funds held in Nigeria which are owed to British subjects who were formerly employed by companies based in Nigeria; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Chalker
We take every suitable opportunity to remind the Nigerian authorities of the problem of personal remittances. Latterly, it was raised when my right hon. and learned Friend visited Lagos in September 1985 and during the Nigerian Foreign Minister's visit to Britain in January. The British High Commission in Lagos regularly pursues individual claims.