HC Deb 11 February 1991 vol 185 c303W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of the People's Republic of China regarding the imprisonment of Catholics at Baoding and Yixian in Hebei province.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

We are seeking details of the specific cases referred to by the hon. Member. We have raised our concerns over the treatment of Catholics in China on a number of occasions. Together with our European partners, we made representations about the imprisonment of Catholics in China in February 1990. My hon. Friend the then Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, also raised this with the Chinese Government during his visit to Peking in July.