§ Harry Cohen
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what visits are being undertaken by Ministers to non-permanent member countries on the UN Security Council; what visits have been undertaken in the last month; what issues of(a) aid and (b) trade are and have been on the agenda; what offers are and have been made to those countries by the UK Government which are favourable to them, with the financial value of each such offer; whether the communication of a favourable arrangement has been made to any of these countries on behalf of another nation; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Rammell
My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister visited Spain on 27–28 February. My noble Friend Baroness Amos visited Guinea, Angola and Cameroon on 25–28 February and again on 10–12 March. My hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Mr. Mike O'Brien) visited Syria on 4–5 March. My hon. Friend the Minister for Europe (Mr. MacShane) visited Bulgaria on 6 March.
No aid or trade issues have been discussed during the visits. They have not been used to communicate any offers from third countries.
§ Llew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what independent legal advice is available to the Secretariat of the United Nations Security Council. 
§ Mr. Rammell
The Secretariat of the United Nations is advised by the Office of Legal Affairs, which forms part of the Secretariat.