HC Deb 09 November 1987 vol 122 c7W
Ms Abbott

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will suspend aid to Guatemala, in view of that Government's record on human rights.

Mr. Chris Patten

The Guatemalan Government have taken a number of steps to demonstrate their commitment to improve the human rights situation and this improvement has been recognised by the United Nations Human Rights Commission in 1986, and in March 1987. It would not, therefore, be appropriate to cancel our small aid programme.

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