Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 20th June 2005.

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Photo of Keith Simpson Keith Simpson Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 13 June 2005, Official Report, column 136W, on Hamas, what discussions his Department held with (a) the Conflicts Forum and (b) members of the Conflicts Forum between the death of Yasser Arafat and 1 March.

Photo of Kim Howells Kim Howells Minister of State (Middle East), Foreign & Commonwealth Office

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has had no discussions with the Conflicts Forum or with members of the Conflict Forum about Hamas between the death of Yasser Arafat and 1 March 2005. However, on 14 June, FCO Research Analysts met Beverley Milton-Edwards (Queens University Belfast and Conflicts Forum) to hear about the Forum's past activity.

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