§ Mr. Matthew Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions Ministers in his Department have held meetings with Ministers and officials of the Irish Government since 1 January 1998 indicating the dates and locations, the Ministers involved and the names of the Irish Ministers and officials in each case. 
§ Mr. George Robertson
My hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State received a farewell call from Lt Gen Gerald McMahon, Chief of Staff, Irish Defence Force, on 10 August 1998.