Angela Smith – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Angela Smith on 2016-03-24.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Burmese counterpart on prisoners of conscience in that country.

Mr Hugo Swire

The release of political prisoners has been an early priority for the new NLD-led government, with over 100 having been released since Friday.

The UK Government has long campaigned on the issue of political prisoners in Burma and we welcome this quick action.