§ Mr. Corbyn
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Government of Kuwait concerning(a) democratic rights and (b) the rights of non-Kuwaitis legally resident; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Fatchett
During my visit to Kuwait in June 1997 and in meetings with senior Kuwaiti visitors since, I have discussed democratic development and commended the role of the directly elected National Assembly. We raise other issues, including the rights of non-Kuwaiti nationals, as appropriate.