§ Mr. Clifton-Brown
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps British diplomatic staff in the United States are taking to inform the people there, and in particular the incoming Congressmen, of the true situation in Northern Ireland and of the activities of members of the IRA.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
Our diplomatic staff in the United States, in close conjunction with the Northern Ireland Office and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, make every effort to ensure that key opinion-formers in the United States, including Congressmen, are aware of the true situation in Northern Ireland. Our information activities there include written and oral briefings, interviews and speeches by British officials, and visits to Northern Ireland by selected American opinion-formers.