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Part of Points of Order – in the House of Commons at 5:49 pm on 13th October 2008.

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Photo of Malcolm Bruce Malcolm Bruce Chair, International Development Committee 5:49 pm, 13th October 2008

The right hon. Gentleman is making a good point, and he is right to mention those organisations, but, given the problem that we have with Russia, does he think it entirely helpful to the credibility of this country—and, indeed, to the Council of Europe—for an alliance of British Conservatives and Russian supporters or Putinites to operate as a single political unit in the Council's Parliamentary Assembly?