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Volume 403: debated on Monday 7 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to mark Tasmania's bicentenary. [105956]

I discussed UK involvement in the celebrations of Tasmania's bicentenary with the Premier of Tasmania, Jim Bacon, during his visit to the UK in January this year. We have taken no decision at this stage on marking the bicentenary in 2004.