Valerie raises political prisoners in Burma

At Foreign and Commonwealth Office Questions Valerie asked The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office about political prisoners in Burma.

Valerie said:

“May I ask the Minister on his next visit to Burma to raise the letter that Mr Speaker has written to Minister Soe Thein with a list of political prisoners and to ask for their unconditional release?”

Mr Swire responded:

“I am travelling to Burma very shortly. I raised some individual cases with some success when I was last there, last year. I should be delighted to take the list to which the hon. Lady refers and raise it with the authorities when I meet them in the coming days.”