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Warsaw Pact Countries (Ministerial Visit)

Volume 77: debated on Thursday 18 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on his recent meeting with Cardinal Glemp and other Polish leaders.

My right hon. and learned Friend saw Cardinal Glemp on 13 April, taking further the private talk they had during his recent visit here. They discussed the situation of the Church in Poland. In his talks with the Polish Government my right hon. and learned Friend stressed the importance we attach to arms control and the Geneva negotiations, our concern for human rights and reconciliation in Poland and our wish to improve bilateral relations.

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on his recent visit to the Eastern European countries.

I refer the hon. Member to the answer my right hon. and learned Friend gave to the hon. Member for Liverpool, Riverside (Mr. Parry) on 16 April, at column 131–32.