§ Miss Widdecombe
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which Ministers and officials in his Department have(a) been contacted by and (b) contacted (i) Mr. G. P. Hinduja and (ii) Mr. S. P. Hinduja since 2 May 1997; if he will list the occasions on which there was such contact; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Andrew Smith
[holding answer 1 February 2001]: It is not the normal practice of the Government to release details of meetings or discussions with private individuals or companies.681W
All relevant papers will be made available to the Inquiry being conducted by Sir Anthony Hammond QC.