Conservative Party Leader To Meet With NCPA’s Goodman And Tour Welfare-To-Work Success Story

Dallas-Fort Worth (February 10, 1999) - Coming to see how conservative policies have worked in Texas and what implications they might have for Great Britain, the Right Honorable William Hague, leader of the Conservative Party in Great Britain, will be in Dallas-Fort Worth on Friday, February 12.

After meeting with Governor Bush in Austin, Hague will travel to Dallas-Fort Worth to meet with National Center for Policy Analysis President, John C. Goodman to discuss policy reforms in the U.S. and seek advice on similar reforms in Great Britain. In particular, they will discuss health care, pension and welfare reforms, such as those introduced by the NCPA. Goodman will also take Hague on a visit of Mission Arlington, a welfare-to-work success story and the site of many bill signings by Governor Bush.

Right Honorable William Hague,
Member of Parliament

4:40 - 5:30 p.m.
Friday, February 12, 1999

Mission Arlington
210 W. South Street
Arlington, TX 76010
(817) 277-6620

(Media are welcome to observe the tour. Hague will be available to take questions at the end.)

Hague's American schedule also includes a trip to New York City on Thursday for a meeting with Dr. Henry Kissinger. Friday morning Hague will attend a "Newsmaker" breakfast at the National Press Club in Washington before flying to Texas for his meetings with Governor Bush and NCPA's Goodman.

Hague was elected Leader of the Conservative Party in 1997, following in the footsteps of John Major and Margaret Thatcher. In this role, if the Conservative Party regains its majority status in Parliament, Hague would become Tony Blair's most likely successor as Prime Minister.

Hague was first elected to Parliament in 1989. From 1994 to 1995, he served as Minister of State, which has responsibility over social security and the disabled. In 1995, then Prime Minister John Major appointed Hague to his Cabinet as Secretary of State for Wales.