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.