Ian Lavery MP has requested a meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron about jailed former paratrooper Nick Dunn.
Mr Dunn, from Ashington, is one of six British ex-servicemen currently being held in an Indian jail on suspicion of possessing illegal fire arms.
Mr Cameron said he raised the issue personally with ministers in India and discussed it with Foreign Secretary William Hague.
He added, if a meeting would help, he would be very happy to arrange it.
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