HC Deb 17 December 2003 vol 415 cc974-5W
Llew Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what meetings have been(a) planned, (b) held and (c) cancelled with Mr. Azmat Begg in respect of the detention by the United States authorities of Mr. Moazzam Begg at Guantanamo Bay; and if he will provide the reasons for cancellation in each case. [143510]

Mr. Mullin

No meetings arranged between the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and Mr. Begg have been cancelled by the FCO. A postponed meeting between my noble Friend the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean and the Muslim Parliament, with a delegation including Mr. Begg, was held on 16 December. This follows an earlier meeting with the Muslim Parliament and relatives of some of the British nationals detained at Guantanamo on 14 October, though Mr. Begg was not among those who attended.

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