§ Llew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has made(a) an assessment of and (b) a response to the recommendations of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference on Anti-terrorism held in Bangladesh in October 2003. 
§ Mr. Mullin
The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) held its annual conference in Bangladesh in October 2003. The subjects discussed included anti-terrorism legislation and the action plan developed by the Commonwealth Ministerial Committee on Terrorism, in which the UK plays an active role. Heads of Commonwealth Governments, who met in Nigeria in December 2003, endorsed this plan and recognised the important work the Commonwealth Secretariat is carrying out in assisting member countries to comply with UN Security Council Resolution 1373.
The CPA has not sought a response from my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary to the report of its conference. We welcome all commitments that contribute to anti-terrorism, including those made by Commonwealth governments and organisations.