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Libya: State Visits

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 12 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will facilitate a meeting between President Gaddafi of Libya on his forthcoming visit to the UK and representatives of the families of victims of IRA terrorist activity in incidents where the (a) explosives, (b) weapons and (c) preparation of terrorist acts had their provenance in Libya; and if he will make a statement. (234205)

In light of an increasingly busy summit schedule through to the end of the year, my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister has decided to recast the energy summit scheduled for December as a ministerial meeting. Libya is expected to be represented by its Oil Minister, Shokri Ghanem and not Colonel Gaddafi. The opportunity for a meeting will therefore not arise.