§ Mr. McNamara
asked the Prime Minister if, at any time during her holiday last summer, she was not contactable from London by telephone.
§ Mr. Boyes
asked the Prime Minister (1) if she will list the occasions in 1984 when she was out of the country on official business; and by what means she could be contacted by her officials on each occasion;
(2) what arrangements she made in 1984 for officials to be able to contact her whilst she was on holiday.
§ The Prime Minister
I was out of the country on official business on the following occasions during 1984:
Date 23 January France 26–27 February Italy 2–3 February Hungary 13–14 February Soviet Union 19–20 March Belgium 17–19 April Portugal 4 May France 25–26 June France 2–4 November India 29 Nov.–1 Dec. France 3–4 December Republic of Ireland 17–23 December China Hong Kong USA
Whenever I am out of the country, arrangements are always made which ensure that I can be contacted. For reasons of security, the details of these arrangements cannot be disclosed.