HL Deb 09 May 2002 vol 634 c189WA
Lord Lester of Herne Hill

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean on 27 March (WA 47), whether they will seek an assurance from the United States Government that they will treat all United Kingdom detainees in accordance with the obligations imposed by the United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. [HL3977]

The Minister for Trade (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean)

HMG have made approaches to the United States Government on the treatment of the detainees in Guantanamo Bay. The United States Government have given us the assurance that they would treat all the detainees humanely and consistently with the principles of the Geneva Convention.