§ Mr. Tony Lloyd
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what are the implications for United Kingdom relations with(a) the United States of America and (b) Cuba of the Cuba Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (Libertad) Act. 
§ Sir Nicholas Bonsor
We have made clear to the US Administration our concern about the Helms-Burton Act. We will be urging them to use discretion in the way in which they implement the legislation, and will take whatever action we can to protect our legitimate trading interests. As my hon. Friend the Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs said in the House on 20 March,Official Report, columns 332–36, our policy towards Cuba remains the same.