Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 22nd May 1996.
Council of Europe and Western European Union
Sir Sydney Chapman: To ask the Prime Minister if he will place in the Library a copy of the information bulletin on the activities of the United Kingdom delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the Assembly of the Western European Union covering the period October 1995 to April 1996.
The Prime Minister: I have done so today.
Mr. Madden: To ask the Prime Minister (1) what representations he has made to the Indian Government since the general election; and if he will make a statement;
(2) if he will invite the next Prime Minister of India to visit the United Kingdom to discuss the resolution of the Kashmir dispute; and if he will make a statement.
The Prime Minister: I refer the hon. Member to the reply that I gave to him on 23 April, Official Report, columns 191-92. Our policy on Kashmir remains unchanged. I look forward to an early opportunity to discuss bilateral and other issues, including Kashmir, with the new Indian Prime Minister.
Ministers (Overseas Travel)
Mr. Morgan: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list all those occasions on which Ministers from Welsh, Scottish and Northern Ireland Offices have participated in overseas trade or goodwill missions on official business during (a) 1994-95, (b) 1995-96 and (c) in the programme for 1996-97.
The Prime Minister [holding answer 16 May 1996]: Ministers promote British business and British jobs at every available opportunity. The information requested is as follows:
Minister | Country
Right hon. John Redwood Japan
Mr. Gwilym Jones Australia/New Zealand/ France/Belgium
Sir Wyn Roberts Spain/Sweden/Italy
Rod Richards Saudi Arabia
Right hon. William Hague Japan/Korea/Hong Kong/Spain
Rod Richards Argentina/Dubai/United Arab Emirates
Gwilym Jones Italy/Germany
Right hon. William Hague USA
Rod Richards Indonesia
Gwilym Jones Luxembourg/Spain
Right hon. Ian Lang USA/Belgium
Allan Stewart Japan/Germany
Lord James Douglas-Hamilton Finland
Lord Fraser of Carmyllie USA/Greece
Sir Hector Monro Norway/Canada/France
Lord James Douglas-Hamilton Norway
George Kynoch Taipei/Finland/USA/Spain
The Earl of Lindsay Germany/Canada
Right hon. Michael Forsyth USA/Canada
The Earl of Lindsay France
Northern Ireland Office
Tim Smith Belgium/USA
Baroness Denton Belgium/Canada/USA/ Hong Kong/Japan/France/Italy/Singapore
Baroness Denton Canada/Netherlands/France/USA/ Japan/Korea/Indonesia