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To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reports on BBC World News, on 14 November, about the fate of ten North Korean escapees currently detained in China; what representations, if any, they have received about those escapees; and whether they have made representations to the government of China (1) concerning its obligations under international conventions on the treatment of refugees, and (2) to secure the release of those escapees.
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Lord Alton of Liverpool