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Simon Mann

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 3rd July 2007.

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Photo of Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) representations he has made and (b) reports he has received on the (i) imprisonment and (ii) welfare of Simon Mann in Harare; and if he will make a statement.

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

When a British national is detained overseas, our principal role is to take an interest in their welfare. Consular officials have visited Simon Mann regularly and, where appropriate, raised any concerns with the Zimbabwean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Terence Pakenham-Walsh
Posted on 18 Jul 2007 9:38 am (Report this annotation)

I am grateful for the questions raised in both Houses by Henry Bellingham, Peter Bottomley, Ben Wallace, James Arbuthnot and Geoffrey Clifton- Brown asking after the welfare of Simon Mann.

A tribute by the former Prime Minister to the part played by "mercenaries" in the success story of Sierra Leone and providing protection to civilians in Iraq would be appreciated.