§ Mr. Corbett
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps Her Majesty's Government are taking to help to secure the release of Mr. Terry Waite, Mr. John McCarthy and other British nationals unaccounted for in Lebanon and who have been taken hostage or kidnapped.
§ Mr. Mellor
Her Majesty's embassy in Beirut is doing all it can, in very difficult circumstances, to acquire information on the British hostages in Lebanon. We are also in touch with middle eastern and other Governments who might be able to help.