To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next plans to pay an official visit to the Seychelles; and if he will make a statement on relations with that country.
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs has no plans to do so. We have normal relations with the Seychelles' Government and an aid programme directed towards the needs of the Seychelles' people. As elsewhere in Africa, we have made it clear we support freedom of expression and genuine political participation.