EI Salvador (Hansard, 3 December 1990)
HC Deb 03 December 1990 vol 182 cc17-8W
Mr. Tony Lloyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what continuing interest is maintained by Her Majesty's Government into the investigation by the authorities in El Salvador into the murder of Jesuit priests; whether he anticipates any further direct assistance by representatives of Her Majesty's Government; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Garel-Jones

We have repeatedly made clear to the Salvadorean Government the need to bring the investigation to a successful conclusion and the murderers to justice. We hope that New Scotland Yard's report, which has now been handed over, will help them to do so. We and our EC partners re-emphasised our concern in a joint statement on the anniversary of the murders on 16 November.

Mr. Tony Lloyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if the Salvadorean authorities have given any commitment to make available the results of the investigation of the murder of Jesuit priests; and when he expects that the inquiry will report.

Mr. Garel-Jones

The investigation is being conducted by a judge according to the Salvadorean legal process. It is not yet clear when the case will come to trial.

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