I have not had any such meetings with casino operators, and neither have officials in my Office. For information relating to officials’ meetings prior to Friday 5 May 2006, I refer the hon. Member to the answer which will be given by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.
I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 11 July 2006, Official Report, column 1794W, to the hon. Member for Meriden (Mrs. Spelman).
[holding answer 12 July 2006]: I have regular meetings and discussions with ministerial colleagues and others on a wide range of subjects. Information relating to internal meetings, discussion and advice is not disclosed as to do so could harm the frankness and candour of internal discussion.