§ Mr. Pendry
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when(a) he and (b) officials from his Department last met representatives of Gallaher Ltd.; what was discussed; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Ancram
My right hon. and learned Friend last met representatives of Gallaher Ltd. on 13 November 1995 when he was principal guest at the Gallaher businesswoman of the year awards ceremony. Officials of the industrial development board last met representatives of Gallaher Ltd. on 29 November 1996 to discuss the company's plans to rationalise cigarette production in the UK.