§ 34. Mr. Wilkinson
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will now take further initiatives to assist the parties involved to repatriate Pakistani prisoners of war detained in India in accordance with the relevant resolution of the United Nations General Assembly of 29th November 1972.
§ Lord Balniel
Her Majesty's Government wish to see the early return of the Pakistani prisoners of war. But we cannot ignore the background to the present situation, nor the efforts that the countries themselves are making to reach a political settlement. We hope that this can soon be achieved.