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Henry Gombya

Volume 113: debated on Wednesday 25 March 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the circumstances in which a British diplomat in Uganda drove to the airport a journalist, Henry Gombya, wanted in connection with a murder investigation; and what assessment he has made of the likely impact of the incident on British-Ugandan relations.

The deputy high commissioner in Kampala drove Mr. Gombya to the airport only after Mr. Gombya had obtained firm assurances from the Ugandan authorities that he was not wanted in connection with any murder investigation. Mr. Gombya left openly and unchallenged. I foresee no impact on our relations with Uganda.