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

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What representations they have made to the Burmese Government to ensure that. James Mawdsley can send letters to his family, receive a visit from a priest and have access to reading and writing material. [HL276]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Our embassy has been in close touch with the Burmese authorities over James's welfare and will continue to visit him regularly. James has access to books. He is permitted the use of pencil and paper before visits so he can prepare messages to give to visitors. Prison regulations allow prisoners to write one letter a month. The embassy has been in touch with the local bishop and has asked him to seek permission for a priest to visit James.

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