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Lockerbie: Bombings

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 9 September 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many times the Secretary of State has met Saif al-Uslam Gaddafi in an official capacity; whether the subject of (a) commercial contracts for oil and gas and (b) Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi have been discussed at any such meeting; and if he will place in the Library records of each meeting. (290637)

My noble Friend the Secretary of State has had one official meeting with Saif al-Uslam Gaddafi. There was no discussion of commercial contracts for oil and gas. Saif al-Uslam Gaddafi raised the case of Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi. My noble Friend the Secretary of State made clear that this was a matter for the Scottish Executive.