HL Deb 10 November 2004 vol 666 c81WA
Lord Dykes

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What plans they have to discuss with their partners in the European Union the issues arising from the continued detention of prisoners in Guantanamo Bay by United States authorities. [HL4723]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Our primary concern is the British detainees held at Guantanamo Bay. We have therefore focused our attention on resolving their position and safeguarding their welfare. We believe that we have achieved this best through bilateral contact with the US Government. Our hope, however, is that the issues we have raised are reflected in the treatment of other states' nationals held at Guantanamo Bay.