§ 37. Mr. Llwyd
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of civil rights in Sri Lanka; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Fatchett
As I informed the honourable Member in my written reply on 8 July 1997,Official Report, column 415, basic civil rights are enshrined in the Sri Lankan constitution. We hope that the Sri Lankan Government will continue to respect them.