§ Mr. Dalyell
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the answer of 20 January to the hon. Member for Newham, South (Mr. Spearing), Official Report, columns 34–5, what were the reasons why he considers that public statements by foreign Governments on matters which are both internal to the United Kingdom and the concern of the private sector are not helpful; and if he will make a statement.529W
§ Sir Geoffrey Howe
As we have made clear on a number of occasions, this is a matter to be decided by the board and shareholders of Westland plc.