§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the answer of 30 November to the Member for Leyton (Mr. Cohen),Official Report, columns 709–10, if he will list the number and general nature of his communications or correspondence with the Chilean authorities since 9 November 1991; and whether documentation or other evidence relevant to the death of Mr. Jonathan Moyle in his Department's possession or in the possession of agencies responsible to his Department has been passed to the Scott inquiry.
§ Mr. Baldry
We have had numerous exchanges with the Chilean authorities since Mr. Jonathan Moyle's death. More recently the case was raised by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State during his visit to Chile in January 1993. The hon. Member for Wells (Mr. Heathcoat-Amory), the then Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, raised it with the Chilean Defence Minister designate in January this year. We await the Supreme court's response to a formal request sent to it through diplomatic channels for information required by the coroner for Exeter and East Devon, Mr. Van Oppen.
Documents relevant to the death of Mr. Moyle were passed to Lord Justice Scott. On 31 March 1993, Lord Justice Scott announced that he did not believe that an investigation into Mr. Moyle's death would further his inquiry.