§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what involvement he has had in the case of Dr. Ali Dizaei; 
(2) if ministers authorised telephone tapping of Dr. Ali Dizaei; 
(3) which Ministers were briefed on the surveillance of Dr. Ali Dizaei, indicating when they were told and what were they told. 
§ Mr. Straw
The suspension of Dr. Dizaei is a matter for the Metropolitan police. It has been the longstanding practice of successive Governments neither to confirm nor deny whether a warrant authorising interception of communications exists, or has existed, in any specific case.