HC Deb 08 November 1999 vol 337 c410W
Mr. Maples

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many people accompanied the Chinese President on his state visit,(a) arriving with him and (b) in advance; into which categories these people fell; and how many of them were known to his Department to be from the Chinese police or other security services. [97756]

Mr. Battle

The Chinese President was accompanied by 140 people froM China: 14 members of his official suite, 70 staff, 29 media correspondents and a plane crew of 27, all of whom arrived with the President. Thirty-five people had security responsibilities.

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