§ Mr. Butler
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on current United Kingdom relations with Poland.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
We have close and friendly relations with Poland. We were delighted to welcome Mr. Lech Walesa, chairman of Solidarity, to the United Kingdom recently. We admire the courage with which the Polish Government are tackling their economic problems and will continue to give substantial help to ease the transition to democracy and a market-based economy.