§ Mr. Jim Cunningham
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with other EU countries regarding the future of the Lomé convention. 
§ Dr. Liam Fox
My right hon. and noble Friend the Minister for Overseas Development has discussed this topic in several recent meetings with her counterparts from other EU member states. Most recently, the topic was raised at the EU Development Council on 22 November, where Ministers had the opportunity for an initial exchange of views on the issue.