§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his answer of 20 January 1998,Official Report, column 466, what was the date of the response by the United Kingdom permanent representative to the Dutch permanent representative's letter of 16 July; and if he will make a statement on his meeting with the Dutch Minister for Europe and his Irish counterpart on 22 July 1997. 
§ Mr. Doug Henderson
The United Kingdom Permanent Representative replied to the Dutch Permanent Representative's letter of 16 July on 25 July. At a meeting on 22 July the Dutch Minister for Europe, the Irish Foreign Minister and I discussed Article 4 of the Protocol integrating the Schengen Acquis into the Framework of the European Union.