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Part of Orders of the Day – in the House of Commons at 4:30 pm on 2nd May 2007.

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Photo of Peter Luff Peter Luff Chair, Trade & Industry Committee 4:30 pm, 2nd May 2007

That is a conundrum. I have to say that I support the Government in allowing the organisation to remain proscribed. It is difficult to see how an organisation that takes part in such abhorrently violent activities—for example, it uses child soldiers as part of its campaign of violence—can be anything other than proscribed. The LTTE has an opportunity to demonstrate a much greater understanding of the challenges that that poses to Governments such as ours. I would welcome it were the Government able to lift that restriction, but I do not see how they can in the current environment.