§ Norman Baker
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received from the Pakistan authorities in respect of recent security operations involving their premises; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Mike O'Brien
[holding answer 13 November 2003]The Pakistani authorities have raised with us both in London and in Islamabad the contents of an article in thesunday Times on 2 November. We have explained that it is the long-standing practice of successive governments not to confirm or deny allegations concerning the activities of the intelligence and security agencies.