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Volume 978: debated on Wednesday 13 February 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he has received information from the United Nations Human Rights Commission about recent improvements in human rights conditions in Cuba; and if he will make a statement.

No. Her Majesty's Government understand that the number of political prisoners in Cuba is well down from the original figure of about 20,000 in the sixties but regret that there are recent reports of increasing abuses of the personal freedom of those who are at liberty.