HC Deb 21 November 1996 vol 285 cc640-1W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what action he took following the latest meeting between the hon. Member for Leicester, East and the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State to make representations to the Venezuelan Government concerning the cases of Paul Loseby and James Miles; when he was notified that Mr. Loseby and Mr. Miles were to be charged; and when consular officials last met Mr. James Miles and Mr. Paul Loseby. [5295]

Dr. Liam Fox

Following representations by the British ambassador in Caracas, the Venezuelan authorities have agreed that for the time being James Miles and Paul Loseby will be kept in police custody rather than being transferred to prison.

Consular officials in Caracas were told that Miles and Loseby were to be charged at 1900 hrs GMT on 19 November.

Consular officials last met James Miles and Paul Loseby on 19 November.