§ Mr. Matthew Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many times Ministers in his Department met members and officials on the United States Government between 2 May 1997 and 1 January 1998; on what dates and at which locations; and which(a) Ministers and (b) US counterparts and officials attended each meeting. 
§ Mr. Kilfoyle
Between 2 May 1997 and 1 January 1998, MOD Ministers met US Government members and officials on the following occasions:
Date Minister For the Armed Forces 4 July 1997 The right hon. John Dalton, Secretary US Navy—in UK 15 October 1997 Dr. John Hamre, Under Secretary—in US 16 October 1997 The hon. Togo West, Secretary of the Army—in US Defence Procurement 1 July 1997 Joe Reeder, US Secretary of State of the Navy—in UK 6 October 1997 The hon. John Dalton, Secretary of the Navy—in US 6 October 1997 Dr. John Hamre, Deputy Secretary of Defense—in US 8 October 1997 The hon. William Cohen. Secretary of Defense—in US
Full records of the officials present at these meetings are not kept.