HC Deb 27 November 1991 vol 199 cc511-2W
Sir Geoffrey Finsberg

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the outcome of the recent CSCE seminar in Oslo; and if he will place a copy of the concluding document in the Library.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

The CSCE seminar of experts on democratic institutions, held in Oslo from 4 to 15 November, provided a useful opportunity to experts in this field to make contacts and to exchange views. The concluding document, a copy of which is being placed in the Library, contains suggestions made by the experts which will be considered at the Helsinki follow-up meeting. It also recognises the important role which has been played, and will continue to be played, by the Council of Europe in the provision of expertise on democratic institutions.