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Mr. Menzies Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations calling for financial assistance following the prospective peace settlement in the Middle East, have been made to Her Majesty's Government by (i) Israel, (ii) the Palestinian Authorities and (iii) Jordan; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Hain: The Palestinian Authority, Israel and Jordan are naturally keen that any peace settlement in the Middle East should be supported by the international community. The G8, in its conclusions from Okinawa, invited the international community to participate in the efforts to help the parties implement a peace agreement when it is reached. We support that call.
Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what are the destinations and the purposes of the official trips which are to be undertaken by him and the Ministers in his Department between 24 July and 23 October. 
Mr. Robin Cook: I visited Hungary and the Czech Republic on 24-26 July for meetings with my opposite numbers. The Minister of State, my hon. Friend the Member for Leeds, West (Mr. Battle), is currently visiting Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras in connection with his responsibilities for Central and Latin America.
I shall be accompanying Her Majesty The Queen during the State Visit to Italy in October. As plans are finalised bilateral visits will be announced in the usual way. In addition to regular EU commitments, a number of multilateral events are being arranged for the period in question, including attendance at the UN General Assembly and ASEM.
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Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received from (a) the Indonesian Government and (b) representatives of the Christian community in Indonesia concerning the conflict in the Molluccan islands; and what response he has given. 
Mr. Robin Cook: It is not the normal practice of Government to publish the daily ministerial Duty Roster. This Department will ensure that it has enough cover through the summer recess in line with the requirements of the Ministerial Code.
Mr. Hain: Our relations with Zambia are very good. I visited Lusaka from 10-11 May. I discussed governance, economic reform and corruption issues with a wide range of Zambians, including President Chiluba and the Ministers of Finance and Legal Affairs.
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At present two Councillors, the Hon. William E. Drabble and the Hon. Eric W. George, are overseas. The Hon. Mervyn R. Yon, the Acting Chairman of the Public Health and Social Services Committee, and the Hon. Clive R. Duncan, the Acting Chairman of the Employment and Social Security Committee were appointed as Temporary Members of Executive Council by the Governor under section 5(2)(a) of the Constitution.
As provided for by the Constitution the Governor presides at Meetings of the Executive Council. The President Governor Mr. David J. Hollamby was appointed by Her Majesty the Queen with effect from 24 June 1999.
Mr. Jim Murphy: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what advice officials in his Department have offered to the travelling public about the safety of specific airlines within India; 
(3) about which airlines officials in his Department have conveyed safety concerns to British diplomats and civil servants in each of the last 10 years. 
Mr. Rooney: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the explanatory statement in respect of Riffat Begum, Islamabad, reference 15B/GO290, will be forwarded to the Independent Appellate Authority. 
Dr. Tonge: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects the UN Drugs Control Programme research into pleospora papaveracea to control the cultivation of illicitly grown opium poppies to be completed. 
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Dr. Tonge: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what financial support his Department has provided to Long Ashton Research Station of the Institute of Arable Crops Research since 1997; and what this financial assistance is intended for; 
Dr. Tonge: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance the Long Ashton Research Station of the Institute of Arable Crops Research provides the UN Drugs Control Programme in respect of research into pleospora papaveracea. 
Mr. Battle: Two scientists from the Institute of Genetics in Tashkent, who are working on UNDCP sponsored research into pleospora papaveracea, visited the Long Ashton Research Centre in April 1999 to study methods used in the formulation and application of microbial herbicides. A scientist from Long Ashton has been acting as an adviser to the research programme since its inception.
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