§ Sir Teddy Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the authorities in India about the position of Peter Bleach, facing a charge subject to the death penalty; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Fatchett
Foreign Office Ministers have discussed Mr. Bleach's position with the Indian authorities on four occasions in the past year. We are doing all we properly can for Mr. Bleach. His trial will begin on 27 January; the case remains sub judice.