Indonesia

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 5th February 2015.

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Photo of Mark Pritchard Mark Pritchard Conservative, The Wrekin

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Indonesian counterpart on the use of the death penalty for EU citizens convicted of drug-related offences.

Photo of Hugo Swire Hugo Swire The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UK policy is to oppose the death penalty in all circumstances. Ministers and senior officials regularly raise our opposition to the death penalty with the Indonesians. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond) visited Indonesia on 4 February and raised the issue with his counterpart then.

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