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Volume 131: debated on Thursday 14 April 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations have been made to the Government of Bangladesh regarding the persecution of the tribal people in the Chittagong hill tracts of Bangladesh; and if he will make a statement.

We have on several occasions raised with the Bangladesh Government at the highest levels the concern felt in this country for human rights in Bangladesh. My noble Friend the Minister of State, the Lord Glenarthur, did so most recently with the Bangladesh high commission last month.