§ Mr. Nigel Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has been making to the Government of China on the subject of human rights.
§ Mr. Eggar
We have made a number of representations about human rights in China in recent years. As regards the most recent events, my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs said in his statement to the House on 6 June that he had summoned the Chinese chargé d'affaires on 5 June316W to make it clear to him that the British Government and people deeply deplored the action of the Chinese authorities in suppressing the democratic aspirations of the Chinese people. Representations have also been made on behalf of all EC members.