§ Llew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the proposals from the executive of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association on partnerships for global peace and prosperity. 
§ Mr. Mullin
The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association has determined that the central theme of its conference in Bangladesh in October will be "Partnerships for Global Peace and Prosperity". The agenda for the conference includes the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, human rights, free trade, anti-terrorism measures and the needs of small states. These are all issues in which the British Government take an active interest. The Commonwealth accepts that sustained action on all these fronts is vital. The UK will continue to play a significant part in the global effort needed.