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Dr Sheila Cassidy

Volume 978: debated on Thursday 14 February 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal whether it is normal policy to accept the statement of an undemocratic Government in preference to the sworn testimony of a British citizen, as in the case of the Chilean Government's letter expressing concern at any improper treatment which Dr. Sheila Cassidy may have received.

No. I do not in any way doubt the truth of Dr. Cassidy's testimony. But the Chilean Government do not accept her account and I have been unable to reach a definitive conclusion, as to what happened, with them. They know that we remain dissatisfied with the lack of a full and proper explanation and that we do not regard the case as closed.