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Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 32698, tabled on 8 April 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether consular assistance has been granted to Mr Lee Po; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

14 April 2016

We remain deeply concerned by the case of Lee Po and his involuntary removal to the mainland, which was a serious breach of the Joint Declaration. The Foreign Secretary, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), raised the case of Mr Lee with the Hong Kong and Chinese authorities on 8 and 9 April. We continue to call for Mr Lee’s liberty to be fully restored and remain ready to provide consular assistance. To date we have not been granted consular access to him.