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East Timor

Volume 202: debated on Tuesday 21 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will obtain for his Departmental library a copy of the Yorkshire Television's "First Tuesday" programme broadcast on 7 January on the massacre of civilians at the Santa Cruz cemetery in East Timor in November last year; and what recent representations he has made to the Indonesian Government over these murders.

We have a copy of the broadcast. The Indonesian authorities have been made fully aware of our views and those of the European Community on the incident.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the continuing occupation of East Timor by Indonesia.

The Indonesian authorities are well aware that we do not recognise their annexation of East Timor. We continue to support the efforts of the UN Secretary-General to bring about a solution.