To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list each international visit which he has undertaken since 26 July indicating, in each case, the purpose, the matters discussed and the estimated cost of each visit.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs has paid official visits to the following countries since 26 July 1990:455W
18 September. France To attend a Western European Union meeting in Paris. 23–30 September United States To attend the United Nations General Assembly. 1–2 October United States To attend the GSCE Ministerial meeting in New York. 6–7 October Italy To attend an informal meeting of Foreign Ministers 12–19 October Egypt, Israel and Greece For bilateral discussions. 22 October Luxembourg To attend the Foreign Affairs Council about which my right honourable Friend made a Statement on 24 October. 26 October Germany For bilateral discussions, 27–28 October Italy To attend an informal European Council meeting in Rome.
The approximate total costs of these visits (including support staff etc.) were as follows:
£ Belgium 2,792 France 5,713 The Gulf 77,394 Japan and the Soviet-Union 63,300 Belgium 4,550 France 5,252 United States 72,000 Italy 10,036 Egypt, Israel and Greece 91,821 Luxembourg 3,412
The costs of my right hon. Friend's recent visits to Germany and Italy are not yet available.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will publish a list of meetings which he has hosted since 26 July with(a) foreign heads of state, (b) other foreign politicians and (c) heads of international intergovernmental agencies.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
Since 26 July, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs has had meetings in London with the following:
(a) Heads of State
President Mugabe of Zimbabwe
(b) Foreign politicians
- Herr Genscher, Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany
- Mr. Mbeki, African National Congress, South Africa
- Sheikh Sabal Al Ahmed, Foreign Minister of Kuwait
- Mr. Yusuf Alawi, Foreign Minister of Oman
- Herr Volker Ruehe, Secretary-General, CDU Federal Republic of Germany
- Sheikh Ali Khalifa, Finance Minister of Kuwait
(c) Heads of international intergovernmental agencies
Chief Anyaoku, Commonwealth Secretary-General.