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Swapo (Prison And Refugee Camps)

Volume 79: debated on Friday 17 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will request the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to make available to Her Majesty's Government the reports he has received of the maltreatment of inmates of prison and refugee camps maintained by the South West Africa People's Organisation; and if he will make a statement.

We are, of course, concerned at reports of maltreatment of refugees, wherever this may occur. It is for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to consider reports such as the ones referred to by my hon. Friend, and to decide what action, if any, to take in response.