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Volume 406: debated on Wednesday 4 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his oral answer of 6 May 2003, Official Report, column 528, on Nigeria, what response he has received to his latest representations to the Nigerian Government. [116705]

Nigeria had federal and presidential elections in April and May 2003. The new Government has not yet been formed, but we will raise our concerns as soon as it is practicable. Amina Lawal's next appeal should have been heard by the Katsina State Sharia Court of Appeal on 3 June 2003, but has now been postponed to 27 August 2003.