HC Deb 08 November 1999 vol 337 c424W
Mr. Baker

To ask the Prime Minister for what reason Rupert Murdoch was invited to lunch at 10 Downing Street on the occasion of the visit there of President Jiang Zemin; if Tibet was discussed at that meeting; and if he will make a statement. [96340]

The Prime Minister

[holding answer 2 November 1999]: Mr. Murdoch was one of a number of business people with interests in China invited to the lunch. On my discussions with President Jiang Zemin about Tibet, I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Stoke-on-Trent, South (Mr. Stevenson) on 1 November 1999, Official Report, column 4.