HC Deb 19 June 2002 vol 387 cc400-1W
Chris Grayling

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) for what reason the Government have not petitioned for conditional bail in the case of Richard Ward; [62952]

(2) when he expects legal proceedings against Richard Ward in Dubai to be completed; [62949]

(3) on how many occasions since his arrest consular officials in Abu Dhabi and Dubai have visited Richard Ward; [62950]

(4) what representations his Department has made to the Government of Dubai about the length of time that Richard Ward has been held in custody without the completion of legal proceedings against him; [62955]

(5) when his Department will release Richard Ward's file to his representatives in the UK; [62956]

(6) if he will make a statement on the legal position of Richard Ward in Dubai; and if he remains liable for retransfer from prison in Dubai to Abu Dhabi; [62951]

(7) for what reason his Department informed Dr. Paul Meconi that Richard Ward's case had been attached to another case and did not give him access to the file of Mr. Ward's case on 13 June; [62953]

(8) what steps his Department has taken to secure full legal representation for Richard Ward. [62954]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

As agreed with the hon. Member, a detailed letter addressing his concerns will be sent to him, and be made available in the Commons Library, by 27 June 2002.

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