§ 27. Mr. Leighton
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his European counterparts on the political and military situation in Chile.
§ Mr. Eggar
My right hon. and learned Friend had detailed discussions about Chile with his EC colleagues last month, in the framework of European political co-operation. On 16 September the Foreign Ministers of the Twelve issued a statement calling on the Chilean Government to lift immediately the state of siege and to accelerate the process of restoring democracy.
§ 32. Mr. Foulkes
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made regarding the human rights cases on which Her Majesty's Government has made representations to the Government of Chile.
§ Mr. Eggar
I refer the hon. Member to the answer that I gave to the hon. Member for Islington, North (Mr. Corbyn) on 21 October at column844. We continue to make representations to the Chilean authorities about other human rights cases, including those of Sr. Fernandez Lembach, Sr. Rojas, Srta. Quintana and Mr. Beausire.