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Mr T Stuttaford

Volume 19: debated on Tuesday 2 March 1982

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asked the Prime Minister if, pursuant to her answer on 11 February, Official Report, column 1110, Her Majesty's Government have received any reply from the Zimbabwe Government to representations made in respect of Mr. T. Stuttaford by the high commissioner.

My answer on 11 February referred to representations received by Her Majesty's Government. I went on to explain that, because Mr. Stuttaford is not a United Kingdon citizen, it was not possible for Her Majesty's Government to intervene on his behalf. However, during his discussions with the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe last week in Salisbury, my right hon. and noble Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs told Mr. Mugabe of the anxiety which was felt in this country about the detention of persons without trial, particularly Mr. Stuttaford.