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Michael Shields

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 22 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the government of Bulgaria on a pardon for Michael Shields; and if he will make a statement. (199563)

My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary has made no representations to the government of Bulgaria in support of a pardon for Mr. Shields. Consular officials remain in contact with Mr. Shields' legal team and continue to advise them to pursue those avenues available to them in accordance with Bulgarian legal processes.