§ Sir Russell Johnston
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what representations he has made to the French Government with regard to the expulsion from France of Iranian dissidents;
(2) whether he will seek assurances from the French Government that none of the Iranian dissidents to be expelled from France will be returned to Iran against their wishes; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Chalker
No. The UNHCR, as the protection power in this case, has been playing the leading role and has been in touch with the French authorities. We have fully co-operated with the UNHCR over the return to this country of one of the Iranians who has refugee status here.