§ Mr. Corbyn
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many United Kingdom subjects are held in Turkish prisons; for what period they have been held; and what representations have been made by embassy officials concerning their plight.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
There are two British subjects currently in prison in Turkey. One has been on remand for three months awaiting trial, and has legal representation. The other was imprisoned in August 1988. We do not make representations about judicial procedures in other sovereign states. Her Majesty's embassy has provided consular assistance to both prisoners.