Angela Barratt

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 3 July 2007.

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Photo of Jim Devine Jim Devine Labour, Livingston 2:30, 3 July 2007

If he will make a statement on the detention of Angela Barratt in Turkey.

Photo of Meg Munn Meg Munn Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

We have provided extensive consular assistance to Angela Barratt as well as to her family in the UK. We have also been making representations to the Turkish authorities where appropriate. She was found guilty and sentenced on 26 June 2007 and is currently on bail pending appeal, so her case remains sub judice.

Photo of Jim Devine Jim Devine Labour, Livingston

May I too wish you a happy birthday, Mr. Speaker?

Angela's relatives are constituents of mine, and they have asked me to thank my hon. Friend's Department for the support that they have received. Can they have an assurance that that support will continue?

Photo of Meg Munn Meg Munn Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

Yes, I can give an assurance that that support will continue. Our consular staff will continue to provide that support, as appropriate, when requested.