HC Deb 16 April 2002 vol 383 c831W
40. Paul Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement about the situation in Myanmar. [45555]

Mr. Bradshaw

In recent weeks there has been an EU Troika delegation visit to Burma and EU action over forced labour in Burma at the International Labour Organisation. The EU is preparing a resolution on Burma for adoption at the United Nations Commission on Human Rights and the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy to Burma will visit Burma 22–24 April.

I remain gravely concerned about the overall situation in Burma. Although there has been some very modest political progress there in the past 16 months, we need to see early evidence of substantive change if confidence in the political process in Burma is to be maintained.

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