§ Mrs. Clwyd
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make it his policy to make United Kingdom attendance at the World bank annual meeting in Bangkok, later in the current year, conditional on the setting of a timetable for elections and a return to democracy in Thailand.
§ Mr. Garel-Jones
The site of the World bank's annual meeting is chosen by the membership as a whole some years in advance. We have expressed our regret at the overthrow of the democratically elected government in Thailand and our hope for the speedy restoration of democracy. However, the provisional constitution announced on 1 March has set a timetable for elections and a return to democracy.