§ Mrs. Iris Robinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to his answer of 28 January 2004,Official Report, column 415W, on terrorism (political parties), what means have been used to persuade Hizbollah to abandon all terrorist activity. 
§ Mr. Rammell
Hizbollah's terrorist wing, the External Security Organisation, is proscribed in the UK. We maintain contact with the political wing of the organisation, on which we press the pursuit of legitimate political engagement and the abandonment of terrorist activity. We have also urged Lebanon, Iran and Syria to exercise any influence they have with Hizbollah in a positive manner.