To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to complete his inquiries into the case of Mr. Truong Nguyen Thanh, originally raised with him by the hon. Member for Woolwich on 1 July 1987.
As I told the hon. Member in my written answer on 2 December 1987 at column 588, further inquiries were needed before this case could be resolved. I much regret that there has been some delay in initiating these. A reply is, however, now awaited from Mr. Truong. I shall write to the hon. Member as soon as the case has been fully considered.