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Saudi Arabia: Diplomatic Relations

Volume 461: debated on Monday 18 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions since 1995 the Saudi Government has refused to grant UK consular access to UK citizens held in custody in Saudi Arabia; and if she will make a statement. (143054)

Consular records are only held for a period of three years. Although we are aware of delays in getting consular access to detained British nationals during this period, to our knowledge the Saudi Arabian Government has never refused access.