Thursday, 12 February 2004

Questions (89)

Trevor Sargent


71 Mr. Sargent asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the reason a Minister of State will soon embark on a trip to Cuba while an Irish Parliamentary delegation was refused permission by the Government last Easter 2003 to visit Cuba; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4333/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Foreign)

The Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children, Deputy Callely, has decided not to visit Cuba at this time.

The question of visits abroad by Members of the Oireachtas is a matter for the Members themselves. However, the Government would continue to advise against official level visits to Cuba at this time.