HC Deb 20 December 1999 vol 341 c428W
Mr. Matthew Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what meetings she held with members and officials of the United States Government during her visits to the United States on 4–6 October 1998 and 10–11 December 1998; who was present from the US Government at each meeting; and what was the date and location of each meeting. [103048]

Clare Short

The purpose of my visit to Washington was to attend the annual meeting of the IMF and World Bank on 2 October 1998. I attended a G8 Development Ministers' meeting at the World Bank Headquarters, at which Brian Atwood, then USAID Administrator was present.

The purpose of my visit to New York on 10-11 November was to deliver a speech on the future of the United Nations to an audience of permanent representatives and others concerned with the work of the UN. I did not hold any meetings with officials of the United States Government.