HC Deb 10 November 1989 vol 159 c817W
Mr. David Atkinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if Her Majesty's Government will raise within the United Nations the new evidence of the atrocities perpetrated on SWAPO detainees in its prison camps in Angola, and that hundreds of Namibians are being prevented from returning to take part in the current elections under the special arrangements agreed to by the Administrator-General; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Maude

We have on a number of occasions raised with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and with the South West African People's Organisation the question of detainees held in Angola. We will continue to support the efforts of the United Nations to trace those missing.

If the United Nations special representative certifies the elections to have been free and fair, it is vital that all sides accept that judgment, whatever the result.