HC Deb 14 November 2000 vol 356 c609W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last met representatives of the Foreign Policy Centre; and if he will make a statement on the nature of contacts between his staff and the Centre. [138184]

Mr. Robin Cook

It is established practice for Foreign Office Ministers and officials to have regular contact with policy institutes and NGOs, including the Foreign Policy Centre, to consider their views when developing policy, and to contribute to the debates initiated by them.