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Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether any Minister or official in his Department has had (a) meetings, (b) communications and (c) other contacts with News International in the last five years; (295329)

(2) whether any Minister or official in his Department has had (a) meetings, (b) communications and (c) other contacts with the Monitor Group in the last five years.

Treasury Ministers and officials have meetings with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery. As was the case with previous Administrations, it is not the Government's practice to provide details of all such meetings.