Below is the text of Mr Major’s message to Amnesty International on 28th December 1991 to mark the charity’s 30th anniversary.
I believe Amnesty can look over its first 30 years with great pride and perhaps particularly with pride at its Nobel Peace Prize in 1977.
Earlier this year when I went to China it was to Amnesty that I turned for a list of dissidents detained by the Chinese. As a result of those discussions some, a small number so far, but some, have now been released. I believe Amnesty can take much of the credit for that.
So I am delighted to be here on this programme, “The Big 30”, to congratulate Amnesty on its birthday. May it have many more.