Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
David Amess (Southend West, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations his Department has made (a) directly or (b) through international agencies concerning 14 executions in the week starting the 8 October at Tabriz, Shiraz and Zahedan prisons in Iran and 12 further scheduled executions imminent at Ghezel Hesar Prison.
Alistair Burt (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Afghanistan/South Asia, counter terrorism/proliferation, North America, Middle East and North Africa), Foreign and Commonwealth Office; North East Bedfordshire, Conservative)
We frequently condemn Iran's use of the death penalty, most recently in an online campaign to mark the World Day Against the Death Penalty on