HC Deb 18 November 1987 vol 122 c598W
76. Mr. Meale

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will give details of representations received about South Africans under sentence of death in South Africa ; and what responses he is making.

Mrs. Chalker

We have received various representations about South Africans under sentence of death. We are ready to consider making appeals for clemency in cases where the crime is clearly political and there are extenuating circumstances, or where there are strong humanitarian grounds for doing so.