§ Mr. Adley
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Israeli Government about the Lebanese hostages, including Sheikh Obeid, held without trial and contrary to United Nations resolutions; and if he will initiate action to obtain their release.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
We welcomed the release of the last western hostages. Although that particular episode is closed, we shall continue to call for the release of all those held outside the due process of law. We hope that we shall also see an accounting for those hostages who have died while in captivity.