HC Deb 26 January 1999 vol 324 cc212-3W
Sir Richard Body

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the subjects currently under discussion by common foreign and security policy working groups; and if he will make a statement on the nature of United Kingdom representation in each group. [66150]

Ms Quin

Twenty-eight Common Foreign and Security Policy Working Groups meet on a regular basis. The UK attends all these meetings. The UK delegations are composed of officials with the necessary expertise from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and other Government Departments concerned.

The subjects which the Working Groups cover are:

  • Administrative Affairs
  • Africa
  • Armaments Policy
  • Asia
  • Central Europe
  • Consular Affairs
  • Conventional Arms Exports
  • Communications
  • Drugs
  • Global Disarmament
  • Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Euro-Mediterranean
  • Human Rights
  • Latin America
  • Law of the Sea
  • Mashraq/Maghreb
  • Middle East Peace Process
  • Middle East/Gulf
  • Non-proliferation
  • OSCE
  • Policy Planning
  • Protocol
  • Public International Law
  • 213
  • Security
  • South East Europe
  • Terrorism
  • United Nations
  • Western Balkans.

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