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Piracy

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made in establishing an EU-led multi-national naval mission to deal with incidents of piracy around the Gulf of Aden; and when he last discussed the matter with his EU counterparts. (226071)

My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Defence, met other EU Defence Ministers on 2 October to discuss incidents of piracy in the Gulf of Aden. A further meeting will take place in mid-November.