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Treasury: Minutes of Meetings

Volume 711: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

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To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Myners on 12 May (WA 180) concerning discussions with the Government of Ireland, when the long-standing practice of not providing details on such meetings was introduced; and by whom. [HL3812]

As my Answer of 12 May made clear, it is long-standing practice that the Government do not normally publish details of the meetings of UK Ministers and officials with their counterparts in other governments as to do so might prejudice free and frank discussions. I have nothing further to add.