Representations have been made to the Burmese Government on frequent occasions over the past year both in respect of individual cases and on the general principle of allowing remittances where hardship is being caused.
Mr. Bob Brown:
While thanking my hon. Friend for that reply, may I ask if he would assure me that, in fact, we shall maintain our pressure on the Burmese Government in the interests of the people who spent many years of their working lives in that country?
They have given no specific reasons, but I think they have looked sympathetically at the whole subject, which has been raised with them on frequent occasions. The trouble is that there has not been a great deal of movement as a result.