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Tony Blair

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Prime Minister (1) what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on proposals to nominate Tony Blair to the position of President of the European Council; what the outcome of such discussions has been; and if he will make a statement; (296567)

(2) what recent discussions he has had with (a) hon. and right hon. Members and (b) members of the House of Lords of each party on proposals to nominate Tony Blair to the position of President of the European Council; and if he will make a statement.

I refer the hon. Member to the press briefing given by my spokesman on 27 October. A transcript of this is available on the No. 10 website at:

http://www.number10.gov.uk/Page21103

A copy of the transcript has been placed in the Library of the House.