§ 25. Mr. Harry Greenway
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on Government policy in Kashmir. 
§ Mr. Hanley
We continue to believe that the best way forward on Kashmir should involve simultaneous progress on dialogue between India and Pakistan as provided for under the 1972 Simla agreement; an improvement in human rights in Kashmir and a genuine political process there; and a clear cessation of external support for violence in Kashmir. We stand ready to offer our good offices to help resolve the dispute if both sides so wish.
§ 28. Mr. Simpson
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what specific steps the British Government have taken to secure the release of Paul Wells and Keith Mangan, currently held in Kashmir; what is the latest information on their state of health; what direct communications are currently taking place with their kidnappers; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Sir Nicholas Bonsor
We are co-operating closely in Delhi, Srinagar and capitals with the Indian and other Governments concerned and continue to work with those who might be able to help for the safe and early release of Paul Wells and Keith Mangan.
Members of the House will know that our first priority is their safety and well-being. There is no benefit to the hostages in further speculation about their circumstances.