HC Deb 17 February 1995 vol 254 cc887-8W
Mr. MacShane

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what public or private institutions will be invited as full participants in the forthcoming Chatham House conference on promoting British values, civilisation and the English language.

Mr. Baldry

The conference on "Britain in the World" is being organised by the Royal Institute of International Affairs, in association with Her Majesty's Government, as part of the institute's 75th anniversary celebrations.

My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister will give the opening speech. His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales will give a lunch-time address. The hon. Member for Livingston (Mr. Cook) will also speak. Other contributors will include Dr. Henry Kissinger; Mr. Peter Bonfield, Chairman of ICL; and Dr. Josef Joffe, foreign editor of the "Siiddeutsche Zeitung". The programme has been agreed jointly with the RIIA, which is inviting people from all walks of British life who will represent a wide range of interests and viewpoints. There will also be a smaller number of foreign guests.

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