HC Deb 29 November 1995 vol 267 c772W
Mr. Llew Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the matters discussed and decisions taken at the meeting held on 17 November with political representatives and officials of the Channel Islands states and what further plans exist for future meetings. [2733]

Mr. Kirkhope

The meeting on 17 November was one in a regular series held at the Home Office in which United Kingdom Government officials brief political representatives, Crown officers and officials of the Channel Islands and Isle of Man on international developments of particular interest to the islands' authorities.

The meeting discussed recent and prospective developments in the European Union, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the World Trade Organisation, the International Labour Organisation, the Energy Charter Treaty, the external frontiers convention, identity cards and the transport and disposal of radioactive waste. At the islands' request, a further meeting, to provide additional briefing on the latter issue, is currently being arranged for early January.