HC Deb 09 June 1997 vol 295 c292W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement concerning relations between Britain and Nigeria. [2445]

Mr. Tony Lloyd

Britain has a long-standing and close association with Nigeria and its people which continues. We are determined to ensure that their human rights are respected. We will need to see real progress towards the restoration of accountable, democratic government and respect for human rights, before our relations with the Nigerian regime can improve.

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