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Project Coast

Volume 448: debated on Wednesday 28 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information was (a) shared between (b) supplied to and (c) given by those attending the ad hoc meeting held on 13 January 2006 to discuss the Basson/Project Coast handling strategy; what other (i) documents and (ii) knowledge are held by the UK Government about Project Coast; and if she will make a statement. (79315)

[holding answer of 27 June 2006]: Participants at the meeting shared draft answers to the parliamentary questions under consideration and discussed these to ensure that they represented consistent, full and accurate answers. The Government hold information from a variety of sources on its files, including from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa on the files from that period. To identify every document would incur disproportionate costs.