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Mr Nadhmi Auchi

Volume 405: debated on Wednesday 21 May 2003

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To ask the Prime Minister when he was first informed of the international arrest warrant against Mr. Nadhmi Auchi. [112868]

To ask the Prime Minister for what reason Lord Sainsbury presented Mr. Nadhmi Auchi with a painting of the House on behalf of the Prime Minister in 1999; and if he will make a statement. [112873]

The presentation of the painting, which was signed by the leaders of the three main political parties as well as a large number of Members of Parliament from all sides, was not carried out on my behalf. I understand from Lord Sainsbury that he presented it in a personal capacity and that at the event members of the three main parties were also present.

To ask the Prime Minister how many times he has met Mr. Nadhmi Auchi officially since 1997; where these meetings took place; who was present; when they took place; what the substance of these discussions was; how many times he has spoken to Mr. Nadhmi Auchi by telephone since 1997; and what was discussed on each occasion. [112867]

I have meetings with a wide range of organisations and individuals. As with previous Administrations, it is not the Government's practice to provide details of all such meetings under exemptions 2 and 7 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information.