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Czechoslovakia (Arrested Persons)

Volume 981: debated on Thursday 27 March 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal (1) whether the arrest of Dr. Julius Tomin by the Czech authorities on 19 March was in breach of the Helsinki Agreement signed by the Czech Government; what representations he has made to the Czech authorities about this arrest; what reply he has received; and whether he will raise this arrest at the Madrid Review Conference;(2) whether the arrest of Professor Palous by the Czech authorities on 19 March was in breach of the Helsinki Agreement signed by the Czech Government; what representations he has made to the Czech authorities about this arrest; what reply he has received; and whether he will raise this matter at the Madrid Review Conference.

I refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to his two similar questions on 26 March.