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Volume 455: debated on Tuesday 16 January 2007

19. To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make a statement on UK relations with Cuba. (115419)

Recent changes in the leadership in Cuba have not so far led to evidence of change in Cuban government policy.

The UK remains committed to the 1996 EU Common Position, which aims to encourage a process of peaceful transition to pluralist democracy and respect for human rights in Cuba

The UK will continue to pursue constructive engagement with both the Cuban government and all other sectors of Cuban society.