HL Deb 20 December 2001 vol 630 c80WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will raise with the Government of Myanmar the cases of former members of parliament elected in 1990 and now detained for political reasons, as detailed in reports of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. [HL2046]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

HMG fully support the aims of the IPU in seeking the release of the MPs elect from the 1990 elections in Burma. We will continue to take every opportunity to press for the release of all political prisoners. This takes the form of bilateral action, co-ordinated action with EU partners and also as co-sponsors of UN resolutions.