HC Deb 01 February 1993 vol 218 cc43-4W
Mr. Fraser

To ask the Prime Minister what representations were made to him during his visit to India about the proposals of his Government to remove the right of appeal from visitors refused leave to visit the United Kingdom from India.

The Prime Minister

The Indian Prime Minister and I discussed our proposals and I was able to explain to him the reasons for our proposals.

Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Prime Minister if he will name the industrialists who accompanied him on his visit to India and the companies they represent.

The Prime Minister

The names are as follows:

  • Sir Brian Shaw, ANZ Grindlays Bank plc.
  • Mr. Roger Mabey, Bovis International Ltd.
  • Mr. Richard Evans, British Aerospace plc.
  • Mr. Norman Davis, British American Tobacco Co. Ltd.
  • Mr. Robert Evans, British Gas plc.
  • Mr. Norman Hawkins, Cadbury Schweppes plc.
  • Mr. Patrick MacDougall, Chartered West LB Ltd.
  • Mr. G. Douglas Gadd, GEC Alsthom Ltd.
  • Mr. Richard Reynolds, GPT Ltd.
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  • Mr. Brian Baldock, Guinness plc.
  • Mr. Philip Daubeny, ICI plc.
  • Mr. Andrew Cummins, Inchcape plc.
  • Mr. Graham Hadley, National Power plc.
  • Dr. Terry Harrison, Rolls Royce plc.
  • Mr. Philip Hills, Samual Montagu and Co. Ltd.
  • Mr. Peter Grant, Sun Life Assurance Society plc.
  • Mr. Howard Davies, Confederation of British Industry

Mr. Rooker

To ask the Prime Minister what steps he took to raise concerns expressed by British citizens at the destruction of the Babri mosque during his recent visit to India; and what was the response.

The Prime Minister

During my recent visit to India, I had a long discussion with the Indian Prime Minister about the situation in India following the destruction of the Babri mosque. I also restated our support for the principles of India's secular democracy, rule of law, tolerance and protection of minorities.