(2) what discussions he has had with the Indonesian Foreign Minister on the ongoing search for a missing British citizen, Jeremy Hoyland; and if he will make a statement;
(3) what steps his Department has taken to locate a missing British citizen, Jeremy Hoyland; and if he will make a statement;
(4) if he will make a statement about the ongoing search for a missing British citizen, Jeremy Hoyland.
Jeremy Hoyland went missing at sea on 24 October in Indonesian waters. The search and rescue operation is the responsibility of the Indonesian authorities, namely the Indonesian police, the Indonesian National Search and Rescue Agency and the Indonesian Navy. However, officials from the Foreign and Commonwealth office have been closely involved in the case from the first day of Mr. Hoyland’s disappearance, liaising with the Indonesian authorities and providing consular assistance to the family, in Indonesia and on their return to the United Kingdom.
To support the honorary consul and the British consulate in Bali, the deputy head of mission and consul from the our embassy in Jakarta travelled to Bali to meet Mr. Hoyland’s family on their arrival, and to assist them in meeting senior representatives of the search teams involved.
Our ambassador to Indonesia has taken action to ensure that Mr. Hoyland’s disappearance is well publicised around the area where he went missing, including recording an appeal message to be distributed to around 50 local radio stations in the area. Consular officials in London have provided updates to the family, and acted on requests for information by approaching the appropriate authorities in Indonesia.
I met Mr. Hoyland’s family on 8 December to discuss the case, and identify further action to be taken.
My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary has not discussed the search for Mr. Hoyland with our ambassador to Indonesia, nor with the Foreign Minister of Indonesia.