§ Lord Tebbit
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether the article by the Secretary of State for International Development, Miss Clare Short, published in the Spectator of 5 July 1997 represents government policy.110WA
§ Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean
The article was a personal comment by the Secretary of State for International Development based on the Government's determination to seek an effective international ban on anti-personnel landmines at the earliest possible opportunity and to seek more rapid progress in demining.