To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
(1) what representations he has received on the detention of Thomas Dandois, a joint British-French national in Niger;
(2) if he will discuss the case of Thomas Dandois, currently detained in Niger, with the Foreign Minister of France;
(3) if he will make representations to the Government of Niger requesting the release of Thomas Dandois.
Mr. Dandois and his French colleague were released from prison on bail on
Mr. Dandois is a dual French-British national who entered Niger on his French passport. He and his colleague were given consular assistance by the French embassy in Niger. The Government worked with the French embassy, through their representatives in Niamey, and with the French Foreign Ministry to clarify the status of the charges against Mr. Dandois. We will continue to liaise with the French Government and monitor the case.
We have received one previous parliamentary question, fourteen representations from hon. Members and a Peer and a number of letters from members of the public on this case.