§ Harry Cohen
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his answer of 30 April 2002,Official Report, column 649W, whether the Pakistan authorities have responded to the Government's request for information on Mr. Sheikh's detention; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Mike O'Brien
As the then Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, my hon. Friend the Member for Exeter (Mr. Bradshaw), explained on 20 May, we have not yet received a substantive response from the Pakistani authorities to our requests for information. Senior officials at our high commission are pursuing this with their Pakistani counterparts.