HC Deb 05 February 1991 vol 185 cc135-6W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will list the countries visited by each of the Ministers in his Department since he became Secretary of State, with the topics discussed in each country.

Mr. Jack

The information requested is as follows:

Country Topics discussed
Secretary of State
United States of America Family maintenance systems
Minister of State
United States of America Disability
France Disability
Former Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Mrs. Shephard)
Germany Social Charter, Occupational Pensions operational matters
Portugal Pension age, Social Charter, standards, use of IT in social security context
Belgium Discussions on Social Charter with EC Social Affairs Commissioner
Discussions on pensions age and Social Charter with Belgium Ministers
Ireland EC Presidency—social affairs proposals
Ireland Informal Social Affairs Council
Belgium Speech to Social Services Committee of the Senate and meeting at National Labour Council
France Visit to European Parliament, Strasbourg—general discussion
Italy Forthcoming EC Presidency—Social Affairs proposals
Egypt Invited by Egyptian Minister Egyptian situation discussed
Italy Informal Social Affairs Council
Luxembourg Forthcoming EC Presidency—Social Affairs proposals
Belgium Speech to Ligue de Families

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