Burma Questions: 7th February 2013 Asked by Baroness Goudie: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any proposals to European Union partners to ensure stricter enforcement of the European Union arms embargo on Burma.
Baroness Warsi: Senior Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: The EU arms embargo on Burma is enforced by EU member states using domestic legislative powers. The UK has not made any proposals to other EU partners on stricter enforcement of the EU arms embargo.
If the Government were to receive credible information relating to a suspected breach of the arms embargo, we would bring this to the attention of the relevant EU member state.
Asked by Baroness Goudie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Government of Burma regarding the imprisonment of Lanpai Gam.
Baroness Warsi: Senior Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Our embassy officials in Rangoon have not had discussions with the Burmese Government about the case of Lanpai Gam to date.
However, we welcome the positive steps taken by the Burmese Government on the release of political prisoners, their commitment to a prisoner review mechanism and access to prisons for the International Committee of the Red Cross. We continue to monitor progress the Burmese Government are making on their commitment to establish a committee to review remaining political prisoner cases, and welcome President Thein Sein's announcement on 7 February that the committee will include civil society leaders and Members of Parliament.