HC Deb 06 November 1987 vol 121 cc893-4W
Sir Ian Lloyd

asked the Prime Minister whether she has made any further representations directly to President Chissano of Mozambique about the incarceration of Mr. Findlay Dion Hamilton, a British subject, in a Mozambique gaol since 1982; and with what result.

The Prime Minister

I made representations about Mr. Hamilton to the then president of Mozambique in 1983. We have subsequently raised his case with the Mozambique authorities on several occasions. Most recently, my right hon. Friend the Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office raised the case with President Chissano during his visit to London in May.

The president undertook to try to help, but indicated that it was a matter for decision by the Council of Ministers.

There have been no further developments.