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Defence written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of Tom Greatrex Tom Greatrex Shadow Minister (Scotland)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence

(1) what (a) meetings and (b) other engagements (i) Ministers and (ii) special advisers in his Department attended which were also attended by (A) representatives, (B) journalists and (C) other employees of (1) News International and its subsidiary organisations including newspapers, (2) News Corporation and its subsidiary organisations and (3) BSkyB since May 2010;

(2) what (a) meetings and (b) other engagements (i) Ministers and (ii) special advisers in his Department attended which were also attended by Mr Andrew Coulson (A) between 12 May 2010 and 21 January 2011 and (B) since 21 January 2011.

Photo of Liam Fox Liam Fox The Secretary of State for Defence

holding answer 14 July 2011

As has been the practice of previous Administrations information relating to internal meetings, discussions and advice is not normally disclosed.

I refer the hon. Member to the Statement made by the Prime Minister on 13 July 2011, Hansard, columns 313-4.

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