§ Mr. Matthew Taylor
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many times ministers in his Department met members and officials in the United States Government between 1 May 1997 and 1 December 1997; and if he will list the dates and locations of each meeting, the ministers involved and the names of the US ministers and officials at each meeting. 
§ Mr. Kilfoyle
Cabinet Office Ministers had the following meetings with the following members and officials in the United States Government between 1 May and 1 December 1997.
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