HC Deb 12 February 2004 vol 417 cc1656-7W
Norman Lamb

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps have been taken since 5 November 2003 to secure the release of Mr. Nicholas Baker from prison in Japan; and if he will make a statement. [153463]

Mr. Mullin

Mr. Baker's lawyer made an application to lodge an appeal on his behalf on 20 January. The appeal will be heard by the Japanese court on 23 March. We continue to monitor the case and to offer Mr. Baker and his family consular assistance.

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