HC Deb 26 July 1999 vol 336 cc26-7W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Prime Minister if he will list those foreign Governments, indicating the serving head of Government, who have received letters of protest from Her Majesty's Government regarding human rights abuses since 1970. [91869]

The Prime Minister

We frequently raise human rights concerns with other Governments. While occasionally we do this in writing, we more regularly do so through bilateral representations by Ministers and officials or with EU partners. For example, we have made such representations regarding China, Burma, Colombia and Belarus. However, there is no operational need to keep the type of list requested and one is therefore not available. Ministers have made written representations for example to the Malaysian Government, the Ugandan Government, the Indonesian Government and the Government of Zimbabwe.

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