HC Deb 13 June 2002 vol 386 cc1401-2W
Mr. Weir

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many times a United Kingdom delegation has been led by Ministers from devolved administrations(a) 1999, (b) 2000, (c) 2001 and (d) 2002; who attended in each case; who led in each case; and in what percentage of overall council meetings the United Kingdom delegation has been led by a devolved administration. [60787]

Peter Hain

Decisions on Ministerial attendance at Council meetings are taken on a case-by-case basis by the lead UK Minister.

The table below shows where Ministers from devolved administrations have led a UK delegation. Our calculations estimate this at approximately 3 per cent. of Council meetings.

All detainees were now housed in recently-built indoor accommodation including individual sleeping, toilet and washing facilities and air-conditioning. The detainees confirmed that they were able to practice their religion and take exercise. The detainees also have access to reading and writing material.

The visiting team found the US camp authorities open and co-operative.

The ICRC continues to maintain a presence at Guantanamo Bay and has access on demand to the detainees.