HC Deb 20 October 1999 vol 336 cc579-80W
Mr. Matthew Taylor

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the answer of 29 June 1999,Official Report, column 128, on special advisers, how many meetings Mike Trace, deputy to the UK Anti-Drugs Co-ordinator, held with members and officials of the United States Government during his visit to New York on 7 to 10 June 1998; and if she will list the date of each meeting and the names of the United States officials and members present. [93910]

Marjorie Mowlam

The Deputy UK Anti-Drugs Co-ordinator, Mike Trace visited New York as part of the UK delegation to the United Nations General Assembly Special Session from Monday, 7 June to Wednesday, 9 June. During that visit he met the United States 'Drug Czar', General Barry McCaffrey, Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy, Executive Office of the President.

Mr. Trace did not meet any other members of the United States Government on this visit; however, he did meet with numerous representatives from other nations and from non-governmental organisations.