§ Mr. Warren
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will make a statement on the United Kingdom ban on the promotion of tourism to South Africa.
§ Mr. Eggar
[pursuant to his reply, 23 February 1990, c. 956]: My earlier answer to this question contained an error, in that it implied that the Foreign Ministers of the European Community were a party to the ban on the promotion of tourism. Paragraph two of the reply should have read:In 1986 European Community Foreign Ministers and, separately, Heads of Government participating at the Commonwealth review meeting agreed to impose a number of measures against South Africa. In the case of the Commonwealth Heads, these included a ban on the promotion of tourism to South Africa. The then Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Employment announced the implementation in the United Kingdom of this ban in a written answer to a parliamentary question on 30 October 1986 (Official Report, column 213). In our case the measure was voluntary.