§ Mr. Blizzard
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his answer of 6 December 1999,Official Report, columns 405–06W, what assessment he has made of the factors underlying the inability of the British High Commission in Nigeria to obtain the complete police report on the death of Mr. Mark Davey. 
§ Mr. Hain
The British High Commission in Abuja has done everything it properly can to obtain this report from the Nigerian authorities. Sadly, difficulties in obtaining such formal reports from the appropriate authorities are not unusual. Changes in the political system over the last year, and subsequent changes in personnel in the Government, civil service and police have been contributing factors.