HL Deb 23 May 1996 vol 572 c106WA
Lord Lester of Herne Hill

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will take steps to seek to persuade the Government of Burma to secure compliance with international human rights standards in the light of the evidence contained in the television programme, "Inside Burma—Land of Fear" by John Pilger, broadcast on ITV Carlton on Tuesday 14th May 1996.

Baroness Chalker of Wallasey

We play an active role, both bilaterally and in multilateral fora, most recently at last month's UN Commission for Human Rights in Geneva, in pressing the Burmese authorities to implement democratic reforms and respect human rights. We will continue to do so.