HC Deb 08 June 2004 vol 422 c303W
Mr. McNamara

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what dates his officials have visited British nationals detained at Guantanamo Bay; on what dates he received reports on the welfare of detainees; what representations he has made on behalf of the prisoners; and what action he took to make his concerns known to relatives or legal representatives of those detained. [177590]

Mr. Mullin

British officials have visited the British nationals detained at Guantanamo Bay on the following dates: 17–20 January 2002, 26 February-1 March 2002, 27–31 May 2002, 11–15 November 2002, 21–28 April 2003, 8–10 September 2003, 8–9 March 2004. The main points arising from these visits have been reported to Parliament.

Ministers are kept informed about the visits, as are the families of the detainees. Welfare issues are raised regularly with the US authorities

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