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East Timor

Volume 79: debated on Friday 24 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Government of Indonesia in support of the request of the International Committee of the Red Cross for access to East Timor.

The Government of Indonesia are well aware of our position on East Timor including access there for the International Committee for the Red Cross. My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister raised this matter with President Suharto during her visit to Indonesia in April and received clear assurances about access by the International Red Cross.