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1997 - PMQT Written Answers 21st March 1997

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 21st March 1997.


PRIME MINISTER:

Ethiopia

Mr. Alex Carlile: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list all ministerial visits to Ethiopia, indicating the purpose of the visit, in the last five years.

The Prime Minister: Visits made by Ministers to Ethiopia in the last five years were as follows:

1993

September: Baroness Chalker (Minister of State FCO/Minister for ODA)

1995

July: Baroness Chalker (Minister of State FCO/Minister for ODA)

August: Mr. Baker (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Home Office)

1996

November: Baroness Chalker (Minister of State FCO/Minister for ODA)

The purpose of all visits by Baroness Chalker was to review the United Kingdom's development programme in Ethiopia and to take forward dialogue on matters of mutual concern. The visit by Mr. Baker reviewed the implementation of UK immigration policy in respect of Ethiopia.


Advisory Groups (London)

Mr. Dobson: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list the non-elected bodies responsible to his Department which are responsible for providing advice or services in London, indicating in each case the (i) overall budget and (ii) estimated running costs for each year from 1996-97 to 1999-2000.

The Prime Minister: For these purposes my office is part of the Cabinet Office. I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to him today by my hon. Friend the Paymaster General.