§ Mr. Hancock
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what liaison has taken place between EU and Algerian parliamentarians since the visit of the Minister of State to Algeria on 20 January. 
§ Mr. Fatchett
A group of MEPs visited Algeria from 8 to 12 February 1998. They met members of the Algerian Government as well as opposition parties. Parliamentarians from a number of EU countries have visited Algeria in the past few months. My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary met the Algerian Foreign Minister in Palermo on 3 June 1998. A group of British MPs may visit Algeria later this year.