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Volume 454: debated on Monday 11 December 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what dates his (a) Ministers and (b) officials have held meetings with NASDAQ in the last 12 months. (105893)

Treasury Ministers and officials meet with a wide range of market participants in the normal course of business.

I refer the hon. Member to my comments in the House on 28 November 2006, Official Report, column 989.

In addition, over the last 12 months Treasury Ministers and officials have met with the Dubai International Financial Exchange, Euronext (and LIFFE), Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, ICE Futures, the London Metal Exchange, the London Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange, Nymex Europe, the Shanghai Stock Exchange, the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Virt-x.