§ Mr. Hall
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the official residences owned by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in(a) Japan, (b) Korea, (c) Singapore, (d) Hong Kong, (e) Thailand and (f) Malaysia; and if he will indicate (1) the occasions when Cabinet Ministers on official visits to those countries have (i) used the official residence and (ii) used a residence other than the official residence since 1979 and (2) the cost involved. 
§ Mr. Hanley
[holding answer 20 November 1996]The following official residences are owned:
- Malaysia—Kuala Lumpur
The residence in Tokyo is held on a long lease.
The remainder of the information requested is not readily available and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.