§ Ms Roseanna Cunningham
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what meetings were held by his(a) ministers and (b) officials to discuss Scottish investment in oil or gas developments in the Timor Gap; with whom these meetings were held; when they were set up; what the precise purpose of the meetings was; what involvement there was of Indonesian (i) Government ministers (ii) officials and (iii) businesses; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Wilson
[holding answer 26 October 1999]: Neither my right hon. Friend nor I have held any meetings to discuss Scottish investment in oil or gas developments in the Timor Gap. However, I hosted a dinner with an Australian delegation, led by Mr. Darryl Manzie, the Minister for Resource Development for the Northern Territories, on 3 September 1999. The delegation was visiting the UK to seek partnerships with British companies in relation to oil and gas developments in the Timor Gap and elsewhere. No Indonesian government ministers, officials or businesses were involved in this meeting.