§ Mrs. Bridget Prentice
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what monitoring of human rights the British Government carry out in East Timor; how many political prisoners are currently held in East Timor; and how many people have been killed in East Timor since the start of the Indonesian occupation.
§ Mr. Goodlad
Her Majesty's embassy staff in Jakarta visit East Timor. So, too, do numerous non-governmental organisations, human rights groups and other western 1015W diplomats with whom we keep in close touch. There is no agreed definition of a "political prisoner". Nor is there any reliable source of information about the number of people killed in East Timor.