§ Mr. Baldry
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Government of Georgia first approached the UK Government to agree a double taxation agreement; and when he estimates such an agreement will be concluded. 
§ Dawn Primarolo
The Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent a draft agreement for consideration in June 1997. This is being studied carefully. The UK's programme of Double Taxation Agreement negotiations is planned well in advance and we have received no recent representations for an agreement with Georgia.