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Know-How Fund (Seminars)

Volume 171: debated on Friday 4 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether seminars for Polish Members of Parliament funded through the know-how fund on introduction to British parliamentary concepts, took place in the United Kingdom or Poland; and how many British hon. Members were involved.

A seminar for Polish Members of Parliament on British parliamentary and political organisation, financed by the know-how fund and organised by the Great Britain/East Europe Centre, took place in the United Kingdom last October. Approximately 17 British hon. Members were involved in either discussions in the House or constituency visits.A further seminar for Polish parliamentary officials, requested by the Polish Senate, will take place in the United Kingdom later this month. It will also be organised by the Great Britain/East Europe Centre with the close involvement of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the overseas office of the House of Commons.