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Maldives: Elections

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 22 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received on participating in an election-monitoring mission to the Maldives in relation to elections expected in 2008; and what plans he has for the UK to do so. (198112)

My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary has received no specific representations on election monitoring in Maldives. I refer my hon. Friend to the answers I gave on 27 February 2008, Official Report, columns 1704-05W, to the hon. Member for West Suffolk (Mr. Spring) and to my hon. Friend the Member for Thurrock (Andrew Mackinlay).