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Mr Paul Mccartney

Volume 977: debated on Tuesday 29 January 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he has made any representations to the Government of Japan about the arrest of Paul McCartney; and whether he will make a statement.

There has been no requirement for representations. Our embassy has, however, been in touch with the Japanese authorities about the case in accordance with normal consular procedure. Mr. McCartney was deported from Japan on 25 January 1980.