HC Deb 09 November 1999 vol 337 c482W
Sir Richard Body

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list(a) British and (b) European Communities delegations to the conference on federalism at Mont Tremblant, Quebec, in October; which members of either gave speeches; and if he will deposit texts of the speeches in the Library. [97523]

Mr. Battle

There were no formal delegations from the UK or the EC to the conference on federalism held recently at Mont Tremblant in Canada, at which participation was in a personal, rather than governmental capacity. A few, invited British officials attended but they did not make speeches. A British journalist and the Deputy Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament did speak, but these were statements of their own views. Information and documentation on the conference may be obtained from the organisers' website (address: www.ciff.on.ca).