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Palestinians: International Assistance

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when he took the decision to write to the Director General of the BBC requesting that the BBC broadcast an advertisement for the Disasters Emergency Committee's Gaza Crisis appeal; and if he will make a statement. (254212)

I took the decision to write to heads of the BBC, Sky and ITV on 23 January 2009. I refer my hon. Friend to my statement to the House of 19 January 2009, Official Report, column 20WS.