HC Deb 30 June 1982 vol 26 c336W
Mr. Proctor

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what meetings have taken place between Ministers and officials of his Department and officials representing the Government of the Republic of South Africa during the past 12 months; what have been the subjects of discussion on these occasions apart from the matter of South-West Africa; what conclusions have been reached from these discussions; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Onslow

As part of our normal diplomatic relations with South Africa there have been numerous meetings between Ministers and officials of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and those of the South African Government both in London and South Africa. In accordance with general practice, the contents of such meetings are confidential, but they covered a wide range of subjects relevant to United Kingdom-South African relations. I should add that to compile the list of meetings that my hon. Friend requests would require extensive research which would not be justifiable in terms of public expenditure.

Back to
Forward to