§ Mr. Worthington
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement about the recent arrest and release by rebels of a British citizen in Afghanistan.
§ Mr. Baldry
We welcomed the release of Eden Fernandez, on humanitarian grounds. Swift and effective action by a British diplomat, who fortunately was visiting Kabul, and the helpful co-operation of the International Committee of the Red Cross, enabled his release and return, via Pakistan, to the United Kingdom.