Part of Oral Answers to Questions — International Development – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 16th July 2008.

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Photo of Gillian Merron Gillian Merron Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for International Development 11:30 am, 16th July 2008

My hon. Friend has done much to support the case to which she refers. Having sought the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's assurance, I understand that it is providing Mr. Northfield with full consular assistance. Consular staff are in regular contact with Mr. Northfield, most recently on 8 July. He is in good health, and treatment seems to be positive. However, I will ensure that my hon. Friend's comments are drawn to the attention of my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary.

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