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Volume 492: debated on Tuesday 12 May 2009

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission whether the organisers of the meeting held on the Parliamentary estate on 22 April 2009 involving a video link with a senior leader of Hamas sought the approval of the House of Commons Commission beforehand; what representations the Commission received from hon. Members opposing the video link from taking place; what response the Commission gave; and if he will make a statement. (274025)

The House of Commons Commission has no role in approving Members’ choice of participants in video-linked meetings.