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Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Prime Minister what arrangements the Cabinet Secretary plans to establish for talks between permanent secretaries of Government departments and the Official Opposition ahead of the next general election; whether the arrangements will differ from those in previous parliaments; and what discussions he has had on the timetable for such talks. (250310)

To ask the Prime Minister who made the decision to offer meetings with senior civil servants before the next general election to the Liberal Democrats. (250514)

I refer the hon. Members to the answer I gave my hon. Friend the Member for Pendle (Mr. Prentice) on 14 January 2009, Official Report, column 754W.