§ Mr. Hardy
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his answer of 17 February,Official Report, column 888, if he will list the informal links between the Western European Union and the Russian Federation in which staff of his Department have participated in the last two years; what he attaches to such links; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. David Davis
There has been only one informal contact between the Western European Union and the Russian Federation in which staff of my Department have been involved. This was an informal meeting in March last year between the Russian ambassador and permanent representatives of all full WEU members. However a number of informal contacts have also taken place involving the WEU Secretary-General and presidency.