HC Deb 25 January 1993 vol 217 c513W
Mr. Hicks

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what advice his Department is currently giving to United Kingdom subjects working and living in Kuwait; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The current Foreign and Commonwealth Office consular travel advice for Kuwait isIn view of heightened tension in the area, British nationals visiting Kuwait should exercise caution. In particular they are strongly advised not to travel anywhere near the border with Iraq. It would be easy and very dangerous to cross inadvertently. Anyone who has to travel north of the Mutla Ridge should consult HM Consul, British Embasy, Kuwait City (Tel. 240 3334–6 or 240 3324–7) in advance. British nationals travelling anywhere outside Kuwait City should take care, and let someone know where they are going. There are dangers from unexploded ordnance. Even where officially cleared, beaches and picnic spots should be avoided because of mines. Visitors are advised to register with the Embassy on arrival.