HC Deb 15 July 1997 vol 298 c93W
Mr. Garnier

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last discussed the case of Mordechai Vanunu with the Foreign Minister of Israel; when he next plans to discuss this case with the Foreign Minister of Israel; and if he will make a statement on the Government's policy with regard to the conviction and imprisonment of Mordechai Vanunu. [6311]

Mr. Fatchett

[holding answer 1 July 1997]: I have not yet had the opportunity to meet the Foreign Minister of Israel, and there is no meeting planned in the immediate future.

We have no formal standing to intervene in this case as there is no evidence of any illegality prior to Mr. Vanunu's departure from the United Kingdom. However, we do take opportunities to raise with the Israeli authorities the matter of Vanunu's solitary confinement: this was done most recently on 1 July, with the Israeli Ambassador.