§ Mr. Bowis
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many of his officials will attend the congress of the Universal Postal Union in Washington DC in the current year; and what percentage of these would normally be employed in Her Britannic Majesty's embassy at Washington DC.
§ Mr. Eggar
The British delegation will consist largely of officials from the Department of Trade and Industry and the Post Office. It is anticipated that there will be one 393W representative from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. As this is a major international conference taking place in Washington, we expect that there will be some involvement on the part of embassy staff, depending on requirements as they arise.