HL Deb 15 December 1999 vol 608 c38WA
Lord Alton of Liverpool

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is their policy on relations with Burma following the findings of the High Court judicial review into their refusal to impose economic sanctions on Burma. [HL275]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

There have been no findings in the High Court in relation to the Government's policy on Burma. An application for judicial review to be heard on 2 December was withdrawn. The Government's policy on Burma is that we wholeheartedly condemn the human rights violations and lack of respect for democracy there; the UK continues to play a leading role within the international community in putting pressure on the Burmese regime to improve the political and human rights situation.

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