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Iran (British Subjects)

Volume 13: debated on Thursday 19 November 1981

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asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will make a statement on the safety of British subjects, of whatever religion, in Iran.

Two British subjects, Mr. Pyke and Mr. Skinner, are detained by the Iranians. Neither has been accused of any offences connected with religious beliefs. Although conditions in Iran are unsettled, we have no reason to believe that British subjects either resident in or visiting that country are in any special danger.