HC Deb 27 June 1997 vol 296 c657W
Mr. Jim Murphy

To ask the Prime Minister if he will announce the membership of the United Kingdom delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE. [6145]

The Prime Minister

I have appointed 13 representatives from the Parliament of the United Kingdom to act as the United Kingdom delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE. The next meeting of the Assembly will take place in Warsaw from 5 to 8 July. The delegation will consist of eight Members of the Labour Party, three Members of the Conservative Party and two Members of the Liberal Democrat Party. I have also appointed a number of substitute delegates.

The appointment of Conservative and Liberal Democrat Party representatives and substitutes have been made on the basis of nominations by the parties concerned.

Representatives from the Government Benches will be: The hon. Member for Swansea, East (Mr. Anderson), who will act as leader; the hon. Members for Stockton, North (Mr. Cook), for Tooting (Mr. Cox), for Birmingham, Hodge Hill (Mr. Davis), for Walsall, South (Mr. George), for Thurrock (Mr. Mackinlay) and for Dundee, West (Mr. Ross) and Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale.

Representatives from the Conservative Party will be: The right hon. Members for East Devon (Sir Peter Emery) and for Wealden (Sir Geoffrey Johnson Smith) and Viscount Montgomery of Alamein.

Representatives from the Liberal Democrat Party will be: The hon. Members for Somerton and Frome (Mr. Heath) and for Richmond Park (Ms Tonge).

The following substitutes have been appointed to act as necessary on behalf of the delegates: From the Government benches—the hon. Members for Cynon Valley (Ms Clwyd), for Leyton and Wanstead (Mr. Cohen) and for Newcastle under Lyme (Mrs. Golding). From the Opposition benches—the right hon. the Lord Jopling and the hon. and learned Member for North-East Fife (Mr. Campbell).