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Volume 990: debated on Monday 4 August 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will ensure that, on his forthcoming visit to Paraguay, Lord Trefgarne raises the need for an improvement in human rights and in the treatment of dissidents in that country in order to improve relations with the United Kingdom.

Her Majesty's Government recognise the improvement that has taken place in the treatment of human rights in Paraguay. During his recent visit, my noble Friend Lord 1 refgarne raised the issue with the Paraguayan Government and was assured of their intention to maintain this improvement.