HC Deb 11 February 1998 vol 306 cc244-5W
Mr. Duncan

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list which Ministers in his Department have made overseas visits and to which countries since 1 May. [27820]

Mr. Fatchett

[holding answer 5 February 1998]: I refer the hon. Member to the answer the Minister of State, my hon. Friend the Member for Manchester, Central (Mr. Lloyd) gave the hon. Member for Gordon (Mr. Bruce) on 11 November 1997, Official Report, column 502. Visits by Ministers in this Department since then are listed in the following table:

Date Country Purpose
Mr. T. Lloyd MP
12–14 November 1997 Sweden Conference on European arms export controls
17-November 1997 Germany WEU
23 November 1997 to 2 December 1997 USA Mexico Bilateral United Nations business
17–19 December 1997 Denmark OSCE Summit
5–11 January 1998 South Africa, Zimbabwe Bilateral
2–5 February 1998 Macedonia, Albania Bilateral
Date Country Purpose
Mr. D. Henderson MP
9–10 November 1997 Belgium General Affairs Council
24 November 1997 Belgium General Affairs Council
7–8 December 1997 Belgium General Affairs Council
12–13 December 1997 Luxembourg European Council
15–16 December 1997 Austria, Slovakia Bilateral
14 January 1998 France EP Plenary
16 January 1998 Netherlands Clingendael Conference
Mr. D. Fatchett MP
11–13 November 1997 Azerbaijan Bilateral
15–21 November 1997 Japan, Korea Bilateral
26–27 November 1997 USA To discuss Middle East issues
9 December 1997 France To discuss Middle East issues
13–16 January 1998 Israel, Occupied Territories Bilateral
19–20 January 1998 Algeria EU Troika Mission
Baroness Symons
6–9 January 1998 Pakistan Bilateral