§ Mr. Burden
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if the special unit in his Department which deals with cases of alleged abduction covers British citizens with dual nationality; and how many such cases there are which the unit is currently aware of but which have not been concluded, broken down by country and gender. 
§ Mr. Tony Lloyd
The Department's special unit covers British citizens with dual nationality taken hostage as well as those without. The unit is presently handling one such case. The male abductee, kidnapped in August 1998 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, holds both New Zealand and British nationality.