HC Deb 07 March 1990 vol 168 cc699-700W
Mr. Ieuan Wyn Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Ynys Môn,Official Report, 28 February, column 210, on the communications with the European proliferation information centre (i) what recent letter he has received from the centre, (ii) what reply has been sent and (iii) what are the reasons for the proposed meeting between his Department and the centre, to which he made earlier reference, not taking place.

Mr. Waldegrave

The most recent correspondence received from the European proliferation information centre (EPIC) is a letter from Dr. David Lowry dated 23 February, our reply to which will be sent shortly. The offer to hold a meeting between this Department and EPIC was made in reply to EPIC's letter of 31 October, and we hope it will soon be possible to arrange a meeting.

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