HC Deb 07 March 1988 vol 129 c10W
Mr. Mullin: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the human rights issues in the United Kingdom raised by the Soviet Union during his recent visit to the Soviet Union.

Mr. Mellor

During my right hon. and learned Friend's discussion of human rights, Mr. Shevardnadze raised alleged violation of human rights in the United Kingdom and handed over a list of so-called "political prisoners" in Northern Ireland. We have so far established that, of the eight individuals on the list, seven have been duly convicted of murder and one of attempted murder.