HL Deb 02 February 2005 vol 669 c42WA
Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they have made, or plan to make, representations to the Libyan authorities about the death sentences passed on five Bulgarian nurses for allegedly spreading the AIDS virus. [HL894]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

I most recently raised the case with Libyan Ministers and senior officials when I was in Tripoli in October 2004. The Government have made representations on several other occasions including through joint statements with European Union partners.