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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:52 pm on 30th March 2009.

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Photo of Bill Cash Bill Cash Conservative, Stone 4:52 pm, 30th March 2009

I am sure my hon. Friend is aware that, as part and parcel of some of the reduction in Foreign Office input, there is apparently—so it is claimed—a compensation. As the European Scrutiny Committee has observed recently, European Union representatives are being appointed who are effectively subsuming many decisions, and unfortunately, on a confidentiality basis, are taking instructions directly from Javier Solana. Does my hon. Friend see that as a move in the right direction?

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