§ Mr. Corbyn
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he held on human rights issues during his visit to Saudi Arabia; and what was the response of the Saudi authorities. 
§ Mr. Fatchett
[holding answer 24 February 1998]: My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary held talks with Prince Saud A1 Faisal, the Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister, during his visit to Saudi Arabia on 5 February. The purpose of his visit was to discuss the current crisis in the Gulf.