§ Sir Teddy Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the detention in Egypt of Mr. Nawaz from Southend and two other persons (Ref: 1–46906/02); and if officials of the embassy have been permitted to see them. 
§ Mr. Bradshaw
Mr. Nawaz and three other British Nationals have been detained in Egypt since 1 April. Consular access has been granted and the detainees have been visited twice, on 11 April and 23 April. On 18 April the ambassador met the Interior Minister to discuss the case and establish more information about the legal process. The ambassador has also raised the case in a meeting with the Foreign Minister on 11 April.